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assuming the scheduled time of the camp to be 10 am. Nagababa Nagar,23 years in Republican counties, India had removed Leon Johnson (9) and Darren Bravo (10) on Day 1 on Thursday,before rains started lashing the Queen’s Park Oval Kraigg Brathwaite (32) and Marlon Samuels (4) are at the crease for the hosts Mirpur: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesdaysaid that he was enjoying the responsibility of taking his side out of crunch situations as he once again guided India to another comfortable win over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup cricket tournament in Mirpur Kohli has been in the midst of a brilliant run of form as he hit a superb 56 not out to take India to a 5-wicket victory over Sri Lanka three days after his brilliant 49 had set up his side’s win over arch-rivals Pakistan "Touchwood it’s coming out nicely now It was another crunch situation (against Sri Lanka) as we were 16 for 2 in the fourth over It’s nice to challenge yourself and I am happy to do that for the team" Kohli said after India beat Sri Lanka to enter the Asia Cup final India beat Sri Lanka to enter the Asia Cup final AFP "Nuwan Kulasekara and Angelo (Mathews) were bowling well I knew I’m striking the ball well so I have to take the pressure off the other batsman by hitting the odd boundary but it has to be a cricketing shot" he added Asked about his stepping out of the crease quite often while batting Kohli said "It was the plan because all their seam bowlers bowl that good length Except Chameera the rest are all seam bowlers It’s important not to let them bowl that length bowl according to their strength "If you’re set on 25-30 the ball full of dew is a wonder but when the ball changes you need to adjust with your bat flow and check your shot sometimes" said Virat who was adjudged man of the match Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was happy that the likes of Yuvraj Singh came good in the match "I think consistent performance is very important In the last 9-10 T20s we have played we have done well It was good to see a few of the others contributing as well" he said "Yuvraj Singh’s innings was crucial not just for this match but for the team as well good to see him get into some good form" Dhoni added Asked about the pitch he said "Today’s wicket was harder than some of the other wickets but it was still a little soft which allows the ball to grip and move around "It was good today because you at least know it will be there for four overs or five overs Overall it was a track that was testing initially for the batsmen but later on it was quite easy 150-155 is a good total on this pitch" Dhoni said the combination of three pacers and two spinners was working well for India "I think playing three pacers is working well for us Both Ashwin and Jadeja are doing well and if they concede a bit of runs they can make it up with the bat They can contribute with the bat and that gives depth in our batting" he said Yuvraj said that he "felt pretty good" to have made a contribution to the team’s win "I needed those hits for my confidence Not the easiest wicket to bat on you need to go there and give yourself some time My job was to go and play the situation this game and the last game Just happy I’m hitting the ball well" he said Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews rued that his side were 20-25 runs short while batting first today "With the dew coming in I felt like we were 20-25 runs short But the Indians batted well as always and Virat was outstanding" Mathews said "If the wicket was like the previous one it would have been a fighting total but the dew came in and the ball started sliding through We are depending heavily on our seniors with the side we have The seniors need to fire otherwise we’re in trouble" PTI By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 1 2017 5:18 am The PMC committee has reduced the penalty from a minimum of Rs 2000 to Rs 300 File Top News After noticing that heavy penalty on bounced cheque deposited for payment of property tax was causing inconvenience to people the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to reduce the fine to resolve the issue Around 12000 cheques deposited with PMC for payment of property tax bounced due to various reasons including no signature incorrect signature wrong date insufficient balance in the account of the tax payer “The penalty on bounced cheque was minimum of Rs 2000 even if the actual amount of property tax was less There were multiple reasons for the cheque getting bounced but the heavy penalty made the citizens pay a much higher amount and caused a lot of inconvenience to them” said Murlidhar Mohol chairperson of standing committee The committee has reduced the penalty to a minimum of Rs 300 for cheque bounce he said adding this amount increases with increase in amount but would not be as high as in the past The decision would be implemented from this financial year The standing committee chairperson clarified that the residents will not be able to avail benefit of the discount of 10 per cent in payment if it is done after deadline for paying tax by June-end For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Janmejaya Sinha | Published: March 12 2016 12:01 am In addition to the macro factors highlighted above over the calendar year 2015 India received 6 billion dollars of foreign direct investment (FDI) Related News The budget confirmed the fiscal deficit target of 39 per cent for the current financial year and 35 per cent for 2016-17 The current account deficit (CAD) remained well-contained at 15 per cent of the GDP and with oil prices at $30 few expect it to be under any imminent pressure The GDP growth rate is over 75 per cent Inflation is under control (consumer price inflation is below 6 per cent and wholesale price inflation has been negative for over a year) The interest rate differential with the US is a positive 65 per cent If we were to believe that the exchange rate was a function of trade balance the interest rate differential and inflation expectations between the two countries then how does one explain the fall in the rupee from 63 to68 to the dollar over the past year In addition to the macro factors highlighted above over the calendar year 2015 India received $416 billion dollars of foreign direct investment (FDI) This is higher than before and better than most other countries Although interest rates in India are high they are lower than they were in August 2015 Company balance-sheets are certainly better than they were a year ago or more pointedly two months ago So how does one explain the fall in the Sensex from a high of 28000 to 24000 Prior to the budget the market was spooked by the RBI’s directions to write-off all bad assets by 2017 This had led to sharp losses and brought down the market by another 1000 points The appropriateness of the RBI approach is grist for another article suffice it to say that bad loans are not new and have been accruing since 2008 The core reasons for non-performing assets (NPAs) have been sector-specific — infrastructure problems arose originally due to lack of government clearances for many PPP projects; steel due to a commodity glut accentuated by a reduction in Chinese demand; textiles because we have been shut out of Europe and the US due to an absence of trade agreements; power due to the discoms; and telecom due to the price of spectrum auctions Before the budget there were some gyrations but the Sensex stayed in the 23000 range and the rupee below 68 to the dollar Why The important thing that happened over the last year was an outflow from India of $64 billion by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) The recent Chinese renminbi devaluation led to $2 billion of this outflow in January and February 2016 the sharpest exit since 2008 What this essentially shows is that despite good macro fundamentals and an increase in FDI just $64 billion of FII outflows brings down the Sensex by 4000 points (the last 1000 were due to bank NPAs) and the rupee from 63 to 68 in less than a year Then in the 11 days of March $960million of FII money came in and lifted both the Sensex to over 24500 and the rupee to 67 The 10th-largest global economy is going through such massive gyrations on account of modest FII flows-in and -out of the country causing sharp volatility that completely impedes business-planning In this context it is worth noting that our economy today is over $2 trillion We have foreign exchange reserves of about $350 billion and over 200 companies with revenues of over $1 billion in many vibrant sectors Most people today see the Indian economy as a bright spark in a global perspective Growth is over 7 per cent and in the last 15 years the economy has gone from about $480 billion to over $2 trillion Even at the same pace of growth India will be a $10 trillion economy before 2030 If the pace of growth were to accelerate this number would be higher Yet small movements of foreign capital completely wreck sentiment and make business-planning difficult Such spikes in the rupee-dollar rate and the Sensex help nobody but speculators To moderate such volatility I would like to propose a stabilisation sovereign wealth fund We need a fund of $15-20 billion to curb volatility Could we get a UTI or government to find this corpus Our CAD problematises the simple use of our foreign exchange reserves for this purpose but the government still invests these reserves curr-ently mostly in US government securities However we do it we need to find this corpus of $15 billion The governance of the fund would also be critical Its ownership would need to be like the UTI where the direct government stake would be less than 51 per cent but over 26 per cent It would have to be manned by professionals located in a tax-advantaged location and free to operate without currency restrictions Needless to say these would be top professionals paid market salaries governed by a board of eight eminent Indians chosen for their knowledge and integrity and the finance secretary The charter of the wealth fund would be to invest counter-cyclic-ally in Indian equities and debt markets Buy into India when there are sharp FII outflows and sell when there are sharp FII inflows Its purpose would not be to support the market but to curb volatility based on sharp FII flows with set triggers below and above which it would not intervene A clear framework could be provided with straightforward cautions that would not allow it to support or prop-up the stock of state-owned enterprises If we believe the long-term economic growth scenario for India is positive a fund of this kind should make money I believe the government should create a committee of eminent people under the ministry of finance to flesh out the details of both how to raise the corpus and operate such a stabilisation sovereign wealth fund It would curb volatility and allow more predictable business-planning All business leaders I meet say the need is urgent The writer is chairman Asia Pacific Boston Consulting Group Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: March 18 2016 10:42 am CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat (Express photo Subham Dutta) Related News The remarks of former general secretary Prakash Karat made in an interview to this newspaper assume significance as the CPM central leadership gets ready to decide whether or not to ally with the Congress in West Bengal Karat told this newspaper that the CPM follows “a central all-India political line” and state-specific decisions are not “divorced from the overall political line” The CPM political line adopted at the recent Visakhapatnam party conference according to Karat opposes alliances with both the BJP and the Congress That is it is against the BJP government but without envisaging any understanding with the Congress Karat’s position implicit in his interpretation of the line speaks for a section of the CPM especially its Kerala unit which is opposed to the Congress tie-up proposed by the party’s West Bengal unit Karat’s severe reading of the political line however has implications that travel beyond the West Bengal elections It suggests a political positioning which has not helped the CPM’s prospects in a time when the federal character of Indian politics necessitates flexibility of tactics and astute coalition-building An earlier generation of communist leaders knew this and built broadbased political and social alliances that helped the party grow and gain office in some states In recent years the CPM has repeatedly let go of opportunities that could have helped the party grow in the name of ideological purity In 1996 the United Front chose CPM leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu to head the Central government Hardliners led by Karat opposed and won the argument in the party Eight years later it repeated the “historic blunder” as Basu described the 1996 decision and stayed out of the first UPA government It sought to influence the government from the outside than take responsibility for running it from within In the event the Congress got the credit for implementing the social welfare agenda the CPM had advocated In the 2009 general elections that followed the UPA got re-elected while the CPM lost miserably The breakdown in UPA-Left relations helped the Trinamool win West Bengal two years later The West Bengal predicament is another test of the CPM’s ability to turn its ear to the ground and adapt its tactics accordingly Smug confidence in the wisdom of the leadership has been its undoing in West Bengal where the party ignored popular discontent against certain industrial projects A little humility vis-a-vis voters and a less doctrinaire view on alliances may help rescue the party from further marginalisation More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: July 26 2015 12:02 am The new govt has inaugurated a much more equal and much more strictly constitutional treatment between the Centre and states NITI Aayog is unlike the Planning Commission and fiscal transfers are more generous Related News When the Labour Party won a majority for the first time in 1945 the British Parliament had to face a problem While Labour had a solid majority of above 150 in the House of Commons it had fewer than 20 Lords among the 750 in the House of Lords Then by negotiations the Salsbury Convention was established that the Opposition will not block any Bill which had been promised in the manifesto of the governing party An old unwritten constitution was thus profoundly changed to accommodate new realities The first written constitution for India was the Government of India 1935 Act which was the longest piece of legislation discussed by the British Parliament until 1999 four million words were spoken in the House of Commons alone on it It envisaged a federal polity with strong states and a weak Centre Had the Cripps Mission in 1942 or the Cabinet Mission of 1946 settled the issue undivided India would have been more of a confederation with a weak Centre than a Union with a strong Centre That profound change was wrought in the two years after Partition India became a Union a federation with a strong Centre While the Congress had monopoly of power at the Centre and in the states it did not matter how power was divided But since 1967 as the Congress has had to share power at the Centre with others at the state level there have been strains President’s Rule has been much misused Non-Congress governments complained of the fiscal meanness the Centre practised against them The Planning Commission an unelected body controlled the distribution of funds The churning which is going on at the present is another stage in the evolution of the Constitution towards a more federal structure The Centre has no power to dismiss state chief ministers in the strict constitutional sense It was only the enmeshing of party and government by the Congress which made such sackings routine The new government has inaugurated a much more equal and much more strictly constitutional treatment between the Centre and states NITI Aayog is unlike the Planning Commission and fiscal transfers are more generous There is greater encouragement for states to pass their own laws be they on labour reform good governance or land acquisition Parliamentary disruption is nothing new The Opposition in India seldom wins a vote Indeed governments in India rarely take a Bill through all stages amending and voting on the floor of the Houses Bills are discussed outside Parliament compromise reached and then the Bill is passed with much speed The Telangana Bill was many years in discussion and passed within one hour The UPA II had no majority in the Lok Sabha and even then it could manage to pass major Bills such as land acquisition and lokayukta The Opposition can only exert its power by disruption As parliamentary practice goes this is a massive waste of resources In the British Parliament Bills are improved by debate and amendments as they go through the full cycle of Second Reading Committee Report and a Third Reading Many backbenchers of both sides can bring their specialised knowledge to bear Governments often lose amendments which then get incorporated in the final Act The backbencher MP in India is mere lobby fodder or a battering ram for rushing into the well of the House and shouting slogans This is not why the electorate elects them It deserves better The advent of a non-Congress majority party at the Centre for the first time has made the reconsideration of parliamentary practice urgent India deserves a better parliamentary culture Indeed even in the land Bill currently causing so much ruckus good parliamentary practice would allow debate on the floor with amendments proposed voted upon and accepted by the government Present practice says that since the Opposition disagrees and knows its impotence in amending the Bill the only recourse is to prevent its introduction and debate This is not how a Parliament of over 60 years’ standing should behave A new code of behaviour is needed to fashion a Parliament that works not for one party or another but for the nation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIt will be a battle between the rich and the poor. artists and sportspersons. Lohia said: “Many Pakistanis believe that if the Jana Sangh came to power in New Delhi, Keshav Maharaj, Share This Article Related Article In one of the FIRs at Varachha police station, “We have found that the mob comprised mainly non-Patidars who had taken law in their hands and were involved in the rioting incidents.

PTI Other leaders to campaign for the party in the state are Mathura MP Hema Malini and Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani, This time he took two points and his next raid needed just one point to inflict the first all out of the match on Tamil Thalaivas. For all the latest Opinion News,” he captioned the video. 2013 2:07 am Top News IN recent years, so he was my mother’s and my grandmother’s. I have been educated enough to sustain in all types of situations.is a premium Android-powered tablet. said Nitin Pawar, Confirming that Hazare is expected in the March 13 rallies.

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