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and assumed correctly that he complied with them. The British citizen has now alleged that Singh had backed out of their relationship. got a chance to meet Naseeruddin on his way to the capital and clarified many things for him. He added: “Why was there no adequate security arrangement? #laidup #healingtime #goingcrazy #boredashell.heading our Express News Service. Kolkata’s Eden Gardens (66,most Indians hate aubergine," she said here. "The office of the President of India is above political consideration and Biju Janata Dal wants to keep it above the politics.

“He is amazing defender. “After this, She was clobbered for her frumpy dress sense in Heyy Babyy and her teenybopper attempt in Kismet Konnection opposite Shahid Kapoor was painful to watch.arm twisting and rule bending administrator.s official. The girl also gave police the number of the bike the “policeman” was on, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 3,15 pm on October 19 and October 26 with no sale during this period. Shivpal Yadav would be reinstated with honours by his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh.illegal mining business across the state.

who has lived in and written about Delhi for decades, Except Munde, Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation, The property tax of such hoardings will be ten times the property tax of the area, READ |? An officer said,To evade taxesone can fraudulently channelise a product stating wrong parameters or understate the rates of constituent material Some units may not pay taxes at all Such blatant evasion has been recorded in steelgutkha and plywood units Many timeswe receive tip-offs from people within the industrywho are given 20 per cent tax-free share of the recovered duty or tax Cases are also unearthed based on market study by our officers?I will manage president? We have not been informed about the case by the police at all, Oct 8 (PTI) Wriddhiman Saha made a nice comeback from injury with a finely compiled 90 which complemented youngster Sudeep Chatterjee’s patient 145 as Bengal managed 312 for nine against defending champions Karnataka in their opening Ranji Trophy match,unlike the Orissa patachitras and kalamkari from Andhra.

09 cr Those who saw the film felt it could’ve done much better in terms of its horror component,said the nature of courts and trials entail a lengthy procedure. lying about his background and feuding with co-workers. which hits the screens on Friday worldwide. the body was not willing but I thought it was the right time for me to leave as well.AAP said Kejriwal will “speak less” from now on during the protest as his health deteriorated since yesterday.Mayawati spent much time criticising the SP government in the state. pic. Asked about the subject of the movie,for instance.

the bureaucracy and the judiciary. In additionthe role of dominant castes is crucial during electionswhen the use of coercionpatronage relationships and outright bribery have long enabled these castes to exert influence well beyond their numbers by controlling the votes of others And elections require moneywhich is concentrated in upper caste hands This is precisely how an upper caste minority was able to monopolise political life in Bihar for four decades after Independence Ifas now appears likelythe JD(U) chooses to break with the BJPthis would lead the party into uncharted territory While the BJP is the party of the upper castes in Bihar and the RJD is the party most associated with the more recently empowered Yadavsthe JD(U) would be contesting without the widespread support of any dominant caste Kumars own Kurmi caste is the most elite amongst the OBCsbut it is too numerically small and geographically concentrated to exercise state-wide hegemony And extremely backward castesMahadalits and backward caste Muslimsalthough a combined electoral majorityare composed of a plethora of small castes that will never exercise dominance It is unclear whether an election can be won in Bihar without the support of dominant castes But what is clear is that if Nitish Kumar were able to accomplish such a featit would be a truly historic event that would transform the social and political fabric of Bihar Witsoea political anthropologist who studies caste politics in Biharis the author of Democracy against Development: Lower Caste Politics and Political Modernity in Postcolonial India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nitin Sharma | Chnadigarh | Published: July 16 2017 5:38 am Image Source: Official Website Related News AFTER A wait of more than four years the Sports Authority of India Regional Centre will come up in Chandigarh with Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Vijay Goel announcing that the foundation stone would be laid soon and that the land and building plans for the SAI facility have been finalised It will be SAI’s 11th regional centre in India and fourth in the region after Patiala Sonepat and Lucknow The 15-acre centre will be built near the Airport Road in Zirakpur The centre was announced on October 16 2013 and funds were received by the local SAI office last month “We are coming up with the SAI Regional Centre in Zirakpur and it will cater to players from Punjab Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh The centre will be built on a 15-acre plot and Rs 13 crore has been sanctioned for the first phase The first phase will include facilities for football athletics administrative block and slowly we will introduce facilities for indoor sports also” said Goel who was in Chandigarh on Saturday The centre officials have been operating from the Sector 42 Stadium since 2013 and a permanent sports facility would boost sports infrastructure in Tricity “We received the funds in June and the foundation stone will be laid by the honourable Union sports minister soon Due to GST there was some delay in tender process and that will happen shortly” said Lalita Sharma Director In-Charge SAI Regional Centre Chandigarh Goel who took over as Union sports minister in May last year also shared the Centre’s plans to provide Rs 5 lakh scholarships to 1000 athletes per year and recently the central government also took a decision to combine all the school national games The new school national games competition will be held next year and over 10000 sportspersons are expected to take part in 23 disciplines The Centre has also launched an online portal to scout talent in the country “One of the key decisions we took this year is the launch of the sports ministry’s sports talent portal where players above eight years can submit their bio-data We will also introduce 1000 scholarships in 10 disciplines and players will be given Rs 5 lakh each for the next eight years Every year we will add a thousand students Besides we will also conduct a combined school national games where 10000 students will take part in 23 disciplines” said Goel With India playing host to the FIFA U-17 World Cup this year focus will be on the six venues and the India U-17 team will compete against the world’s best football teams The sports ministry has also decided to set up a special cell for next year’s Commonwealth Games and Asian Games “We will create a special cell for next year’s Commonwealth Games and it will also be done for the 2020 Olympics We have reviewed the sports code for the national federations and all the federations will be required to have a CEO who will oversee proceedings in a professional manner We will also make doping a criminal offence and we have even formed a women committee where women players can contact directly regarding any problem Regarding the FIFA U-17 World Cup we are aiming to make the school tickets free for schoolkids at the six venues We are reaching 5000 schools under this and our target is to reach 11 million kids” said Goel For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: June 13 2014 12:00 am Related News Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has done well to distance the Centre from the intemperate remarks of his ministerial colleague and former army chief General VK Singh More laudably Jaitley has done so by stating the well-established principle in Indian democracy for governments: to keep issues relating to the armed forces unaffected by party politics “The UPA government had made the appointment of [Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as] the next army chief some weeks ago” he told Parliament “The present government also is fully defending that appointment” This dispels any doubts over the defence ministry’s affidavit this week in the Supreme Court in response to a petition seeking a stay on the appointment Jaitley’s statement also carries a larger promise that after the bitterly contested general election and the all too often personalised campaign the transition from the UPA to the NDA will not be disruptive for the sake of partisanship These are early days for the Modi government and the unambiguous iteration of a higher principle as guide is a collateral benefit of this unseemly episode Jaitley’s clarification was occasioned by General Singh’s tweets contesting the defence ministry’s affidavit The case goes back to Singh’s tenure as army chief He had piloted a disciplinary ban on Suhag for allegedly being responsible for a raid conducted by the Corps Intelligence and Surveillance Unit while he was commander of the Dimapur-based 3 Corps The ministry’s affidavit in the Supreme Court similar (and necessarily so) to that submitted to the Armed Forces Tribunal terms the ban “illegal” The ban would of course have changed the line of succession to the top post in the Indian army — and the consequent speculation whether this was by design or not strengthened the impression of an army top brass that had still not recovered from the controversy over the row involving VK Singh’s date of birth Civilian oversight of the armed forces is essential to constitutional democracy And for it to be honoured it requires not just established codes of engagement but also an ethos of mutual respect to maintain institutional goodwill Whether or not VK Singh is aware of the strain this ethos came under during his last months as army chief or of the collective ministerial responsibility that his new innings as a politician commits him to this episode should highlight to the Modi government the distance yet to go to reverse an unfortunate drift in the army-government dynamic it has inherited from the UPA For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Published: February 6 2016 12:00 am From a policy point of view we should be interested in the efficiency of transferring incomes to the poor Related News India has suffered two droughts in a row and there is obvious concern about rural incomes especially incomes of the poor To alleviate poverty Indian governments have experimented with various schemes and two that have survived the test of time are the public distribution system (PDS) and the MGNREGA Many programmes and institutions last a long time but that does not mean they should be persisted with I have consistently maintained that out of the four most corrupt institutions in the world three are in India My ranking of corrupt institutions is as follows First place to the world football body Fifa Not far behind is the Indian cricket body the BCCI Third place to the PDS and fourth place belongs to the MGNREGA In terms of corruption per se both poverty reduction programmes are equally bad but the PDS is a much larger corrupt programme and has been there for longer It is heartening to note that the first two are now universally recognised as corrupt and acknowledged as such by many judicial systems The other two while involving unbridled corruption have escaped censure for two reasons First the programmes are targeted to the poor and so are “noble” in intent if not in execution Second in a large diverse country like India there will be some states where corruption is low and scheme performance is high This leads the defenders to cite the exception as the rule From a policy point of view we should be interested in the efficiency of transferring incomes to the poor I will discuss aspects of the MGNREGA in this article and am leaving a discussion of the PDS to a subsequent article (See the following paper written for the Brookings Institution for details of the analysis: “Food Hunger and Nutrition in India: A Case of Redistributive Failure” http://s. googl/O1BFA9) What is the goal of the MGNREGA To provide income support to any family that seeks jobs that entail “back-breaking” work like digging ditches construction of roads etc The primary target of this programme is very very poor families But how well has it succeeded in this objective Not very and indeed it is just as good (or more realistically bad) as the PDS How do we know how well the MGNREGA or for that matter any poverty alleviation programme is working Why by looking at what the government says on the matter This love and respect for what the government of the day says is so sweet only because it is so rare to hear it from the left intellectuals whose fondness for “in the name of the poor” programmes is only exceeded by the fondness of the Hindu right for preventing people from making choices about their life and what they eat (think beef) The government (ministry of rural development MoRD) stated that in the first full year of the MGNREGA 2009-10 a drought year that badly affected poor incomes (like 2015-16) there were 284 billion workdays created Fortunately we can crosscheck the MoRD claims for 2009-10 with the NSS household survey which explicitly asked households about the number of days of MGNREGA work the household members obtained The answer: 147 billion workdays or about half (52 per cent) the magnitude claimed by the MoRD Two points to note about the MGNREGA performance in 2009-10 First 48 per cent of workdays are ghost days; that is unaccounted for by households themselves In other words while the government has no doubt paperwork to support their claims of the MGNREGA work done (and monies paid) the population (middle class poor or poorest) has no recollection of receiving these MoRD payments In economic parlance the ghost jobs are called “leakage” Political scientists call this the cost of doing business Sociologists call it good intentions But wait of the 52 per cent of workdays that both the NSS and MoRD agree actually happened what percentage of payments were made to poor households — poor defined according to the Tendulkar poverty line Only 42 per cent In other words 58 per cent of the MGNREGA payments went to the not-poor For 2011-12 we have the results from the University of Maryland-NCAER household survey The results of this survey indicate that of every 100 MGNREGA jobs provided an overwhelming proportion 75 per cent went to the not-poor Note that MGNREGA income to the poor may not be sufficient for them to escape poverty In NSS 2009-10 the MGNREGA was able to reduce poverty by 22 percentage points; in 2011-12 despite reaching a much lower fraction of the poor (25 versus 42 per cent) the Maryland-NCAER study claims that the MGNREGA was able to reduce poverty by 67 percentage points Or more than three times the achievement level reached just two years earlier We obtain using the same Maryland-NCAER data that the MGNREGA was able to reduce poverty by only 11 percentage points in 2011-12 One explanation for the large difference in the two estimates of poverty reduction for the same data and the same year is as follows The poverty reduction effect can be estimated in one of two ways Either the overall impact of the programme is estimated (that is how much did expenditures reduce overall poverty; this is our method) or estimate the poverty reduction of the programme only among those who participate in the programme (as apparently done by the Maryland-NCAER study) The 67 percentage point reduction is for those households that had some positive MGNREGA payment and were poor to begin with Such households comprised only 17 per cent of rural households and for these households poverty was reduced by 67 percentage points Hence for all rural households poverty would have been reduced by (0067*17) or 11 percentage points — exactly what we have stated above Summarising the efficacy or poverty reduction capabilities of the MGNREGA across two different surveys and two different years is very poor (and hence it is very corrupt) MGNREGA payments to the deserving poor allowed 163 million individuals to become non-poor in 2009-10 The cost of this policy: Rs 24000 to make one individual not poor for one year The 2011-12 estimate is almost double that of 2009-10 — approximately Rs 40500 Indeed this level is the highest recorded for any poverty alleviation programme in India (PDS or MGNREGA) The average of the two estimates to remove one person from Tendulkar poverty defined as approximately Rs 10000 a year is Rs 32500 a year The average poverty gap (difference between average incomes of the poor and the poverty line) is Rs 1700 a year The government spends via the MGNREGA alone Rs 32500 a year or 19 times (32500/1700) what is needed to make an average poor person non-poor Stated differently but equivalently with perfect targeting (275 million poor receive Rs 1700 each) the government needs to spend Rs 47000 crore to eliminate Tendulkar poverty on an annual basis — or about what it spends on the MGNREGA alone So the next time you defend the MGNREGA just think of how many poor people can be helped and by how much by junking it Instead why not provide cash transfers to all the poor rather than just the odd poor person that falls into the well-intentioned MGNREGA net The writer is contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ and senior India analyst The Observatory Group a New York-based macro policy advisory group For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newss son Jayesh had also been elected as Congress MLA from Jetpur seat in December Assembly polls but he too resigned. 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