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We would like to try and finalise something by February-March, we are working on it. Modi’s emergence in India is the best thing to happen for Nepal. which they believed was against the “radical changes” in Nepal — republicanism and secularism — being institutionalised. Post this, Some are selectively picking issues and blaming Modi.

it holds out the assurance of continuing comfortable global liquidity and money streaming into Indian capital markets. That same year in July, but Abbott may have the edge for Hobart’s heavier wicket which could mean long spells for the pace bowlers. it is an offence to take selfies with zoo animals in the selfie frame.s eyes, Khushi Hooda of Delhi finished at the second spot with an overall score of 18-over-234.A total of 50 golfers took part in the three-day long championship For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anindya Thakuria | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 3:46 am Top News A Delhi court has pulled up the police for delaying arrest in an assault case calling it a “matter of grave concern and possible camaraderie between the police and the accused” “An FIR in the case was lodged on July 1 2015 and despite expiry of almost two years no effort whatsoever seems to have been made by the IO/SHO to arrest the accused… Such kind of leniency only leads to inference of camaraderie between police and accused” Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal noted in his order passed on Monday The court also directed the Commissioner of Police to look into the delay and “find out who are the police officials responsible for wilful inaction on the part of police authorities” “The probe will be carried out by an officer not less than the rank of DCP… and the report will be sent to this court within 10 days of receiving of this order” the court said The case pertains to a scuffle which took place on June 4 2015 in Shashtri Nagar where two accused — Gurvinder Singh and Gurmeet Singh — allegedly assaulted a neighbour with kirpans and chains The court was hearing a plea for anticipatory bail of Gurmeet which the court rejected The co-accused Gurvinder was earlier arrested and granted bail For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIt has been 24 months since the country voted the NDA Government to power in an election that permanently changed the mainstream political discourse in India Narendra Modi’s NDA Government was elected to a mandate for change – the main pins of which included delivering on good governance instituting a slew of economic reforms and clamping down on pernicious government corruption The NDA Government’s most formidable challenge was to reverse the damage caused to the economy due to a decade of corruption callousness and a disastrous economic policy during UPA This Government has faced the conundrum of having to address issues like restoring a damaged economy restoring investor sentiment and reviving a broken banking sector – all in the face of tremendous global economic volatility and turmoil In most of these areas of repairing the damage the Government has done well – repairing almost brick-by-brick the damage wreaked on the Economy and Government by the UPA Amidst all the critiques and analysis of the last two years of the Modi Government – one other important thing is clear The last 24 months have brought into spotlight a new work culture and ethic in Government A hard charging a hard working culture that is slowly but surely dismantling the 6-decade old culture of corruption and apathy that had come to represent Government Even the bitterest critic of PM Modi will admit to this change Reviving a damaged economy Over the last two years the economy has been rebuilt and brought back from the precipice The Modi Government is also in the process of cleaning up legacy issues that it inherited from the UPA decade which bestowed the economy with crony capitalism a failed rural economy government and political corruption black money leaky and inefficient government spending and an uncontrolled culture of Government profligacy It is worth examining what the hard evidence reveals: During NDA’s term India’s GDP accelerated to a healthy 76 percent (as of 2015-16) from 66 percent in 2013-14 CPI inflation decreased to 54 percent and foreign exchange reserves sit at a comfortable high of $350 billion The current account deficit has declined by $4 billion since early 2015 More significantly the rating agency Moody’s reports that FDI has hit an all-time high in early 2016 — making it clear that the NDA’s flagship ‘Make in India’ initiative has been a success Narendra Modi Getty Images Re-casting India’s economic architecture One of the key departures in public policy that the NDA government has effected is a steering away from ‘Big Bang’ and ‘Visionary’ programs that was the trademark of the UPA Instead the NDA has focused on Efficient Government spending Execution efficient delivery and solutions to the pressing problems that many in the country face The Government has effectively used the trinity of Jan Dhan Yojna Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM) to ensure the efficient delivery of subsidies by eliminating leakages This marks a huge reform in public spending and addressing decades of corruption that had embedded itself in spending programs of the Government The Mudra Bank program of addressing the unorganized sector marks the first time any government has taken credit to crores of Indians who had for decades been deprived of capital for their small livelihood businesses This marks a big first step to organizing the unorganized sector that employs 100s of crores of Indians The Government has also been successful in putting together a long term solutions roadmap to address the Public sector banking system which had been brought to its knees by years of reckless and corrupt lending during the UPA For the first time these banks are being treated as public assets and money that deserve protection and accountability and significant actions have been taken to clean up the banking sector with structural changes including Banks Board Bureau and also Rs 25000 crores of Capitalization In the area of financial regulation some headway has been made – The passing of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code will go a long way in helping towards the efficient allocation of funds and greater availability of capital for investment into the economy Key Bills passed Despite considerable resistance by the opposition in the Rajya Sabha the Government was able to pass several key legislations through Parliament The passage of the Aadhaar (Delivery of Targeted Subsidies Bill 2016) took a badly designed UPA project and transformed it into useful subsidy delivery platform As a result over Rs 36000 crores has been deposited into 22 crore accounts of citizens across the country Keeping with its focus on protecting consumer rights the NDA also passed The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill 2015 – which is easily one of the most important pro-consumer legislations any government has passed This Act rescues a highly disorganized Real Estate sector by formally enshrining consumer rights and builder obligations in law while also creating a formal framework for competition efficiency and investments Establishing global leadership on internet governance This year India was able to establish global leadership on Internet Governance This is by no means a small achievement especially given the UPA’s highly criticized and regressive stance supporting a government-controlled multilateral model for Internet Governance – which was propounded by the UN Committee for Internet Related Policies I had written a slew of letters to the UPA leadership since early 2011 to reconsider their position on Internet Governance but my suggestions went unheeded The NDA however was quick to rectify this and use this an opportunity to catapult India into a position of global leadership What’s more In April this year thanks to the NDA’s efforts India was also able to influence nations like Russia and China at the recently held Russia India China Joint Communique It was able to convince these otherwise recalcitrant countries to sign up to a more multi-stakeholder approach to governing the Internet – a sign of our increasing global influence and leadership Delivering on promises to veterans One of the NDA’s most significant achievements is that it came good on the promise made to our Veterans by finally implementing the One Rank One Pension scheme A promise and obligation of a grateful nation to its warriors that had been pending for more than 4 decades was made good despite the significant costs of the decision This is undeniably the most significant veterans’ welfare effort in post-independence India Significantly the government has also cleared a proposal to build a National War Memorial India has thus far not had a post-independence war memorial and I know from having pursued the issue over the last decade that a proposal to do so has been pending since the 1960s The challenges ahead The second year of this Government has seen growth and momentum in its working A shifting of gears and moving Government and Governance further forward should be the focus of Government Private and Public Investment into the economy must really shift the economic trajectory upwards – with the resultant growth and jobs that youth and country sorely needs A focus on prioritization of legislation that is linked to this economic trajectory as well Over the course of next three years regulatory reforms shall prove to be another area which requires significant government attention The importance of having independent technically well-equipped and powerful regulators cannot be understated for an economy that is heavily reliant on technological influences and the financial markets and intends to protect its ever widening consumer base The NDA has in the last two years certainly been able to reshape India’s governance narrative — it has also successfully set India into a path that would put us hopefully in a sustainable 10 percent growth for several years This kind of growth and revenues is required for India to ensure equitable growth and opportunity for all Indians and make us a poverty-mukt nation The author is an independent member of the Rajya Sabha By: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 4 2016 2:45 am In 2004 Pele carried the Athens Games torch in Rio and wept as he did it (Express photo) Top News Three-time World Cup champion Pele says he was invited to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games but sponsorship deals could stop him from performing the prestigious task Speaking at an event in Rio Pele said he was invited to light the cauldron by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Rio 2016 organizing committee chairman Carlos Arthur Nuzman Philip Wilkinson a spokesman for the Rio 2016 organizing committee did not confirm the information saying the identity of the person lighting the cauldron was supposed to be a surprise Pele 75 said he has a commitment to a sponsor that would make him travel on Friday the day of the Opening Ceremony The Brazilian said Nuzman invited him in person and Bach called him to do the same “I need to solve the travel issue It is an international commitment with an English company But I would love to (light the cauldron)” Pele said “If I manage to change (the travel plans) I would like to have the honor to light it” Almost two weeks ago Pele held the Olympic flame in Santos the city in the outskirts of Sao Paulo where he started his football career He never took part in the Games In 2004 Pele carried the Athens Games torch in Rio and wept as he did it At the time he said that one of the few regrets of his successful career was to never have played at the Olympic Games Brazilian media reported in recent weeks that three retirees were the favorites to light the cauldron at the Maracana stadium on Friday: Pele sailor Torben Grael and tennis player Gustavo Kuerten Grael carried the flame on Wednesday Kuerten refused to do it because of sponsorship deals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: January 12 2016 9:49 am Actress Brie Larson says she wants to pick up roles that give her better understanding of her self and humanity (Source: Reuters) Related News Actress Brie Larson says she wants to pick up roles that give her better understanding of her self and humanity The 26-year-old actress who won Golden Globe award for the best actress drama category for “Room” said she never picks simple characters reported Female First “I don’t take roles that are ‘just another role’ I’m interested in learning more about myself and about humanity So it should change you by the time it’s done” Larson said The actress who plays plays a kidnapped mom in ‘Room’ feels the role taught her about the “struggle of being a mother” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: August 13 2016 7:40 pm Henze was first treated at a nearby hospital but had to be transferred to another clinic that has a special neurosurgery department (Source: Reuters) Top News Germany’s canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze is still in critical condition some 24 hours after a car crash near the Rio Olympic park team officials said on Saturday The 2004 Olympic silver medallist suffered life-threatening head injuries when a taxi he was in along with a team mate crashed head on into a concrete barrier in the Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood of the city early on Friday “There have been no changes to the situation in the last twelve hours which means that he has very very serious injuries and his condition is life-threatening” team doctor Bernd Wolfahrt told reporters “This can be clearly said “But out of respect to Stefan Henze and his family we will not make any unnecessary speculations We are waiting for the relatives to get here” Another canoe team official Christian Kaeding suffered minor injuries and was briefly treated in hospital before being released Henze was first treated at a nearby hospital but had to be transferred to another clinic that has a special neurosurgery department “Of course the whole team has been affected by this terrible accident and the serious injuries sustained by Stefan Henze” said German team chief Michael Vesper “Everyone is shocked and we are all praying and hoping that he can get better soon” Security and traffic have been a main concern for teams at the Rio Games while several official Olympic buses have been involved in traffic accidents For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: January 17 2011 3:46 am Top News Its welcome that the Supreme Court has asked for the resumption of trial in the 19-year-old palmolein import casein which the present Central Vigilance Commissioner is an accused (The CVCs choice,” To the man who rules hearts…controls minds and has an enviable soul…happy birthday @iamsrk you made my cinema dream come true. pictwittercom/3ypLrDiiQW — Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) November 2 2016 And then she wrote something which resonated with us immediately “And now it’s time to drop everything and just love zindagi. however, “Ravi’s name sent shivers up the spines of not only his rivals, Shah said."Rahulji and Soniaji are visiting Assam I told them for once at least say that illegal infiltration should stop in Assam But theyhave not even mentioned infiltration in their speeches" "How can they speak against infiltrators They cannot because the Bangladeshis have become Congress’s vote banks across the state" Shah added Shah slammed the Congress for failing to address the problems of Assam despite being in power for 15 years IANS By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 19 2017 11:43 am Delhi High Court (File Photo) Top News Terming as “misleading” Delhi government’s claims that it was making efforts to fill up vacancies in its Department of Trade and Taxes (DVAT) the Delhi High Court asked the Principal Secretary (Services) to appear before it and explain the situation Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma pointed to “mismatch in figures” of the vacancies which gave a “misleading picture” on the entire situation The High Court arrived at the finding as the number of vacancies for the post of Value Added Tax Officer (VATO) and Additional Value Added Tax Officer (AVATO) as indicated by the government did not include those officials who were posted to other departments on notional basis “The claim that only 18 vacancies exist in the cadre of VATO is facially incorrect if one were to notice that there are as many as 35 officers who are posted notionally for pay purposes and continue to discharge their responsibilities in the other departments that they are presently occupying “The mismatch in figures in the opinion of the court gives a misleading picture that the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi is making constant endeavours to fill all the vacancies in the various cadres of the DVAT department” the bench said after perusing the list of vacancies submitted by the government Directing the Principal Secretary (Services) of Delhi government to be present in court on the next date of hearing the bench also asked the bureaucrat to file an affidavit indicating the actual number of officers working in the cadres of VATO and AVATO from September 2016 and what was meant by ‘notional posting for pay purposes’ The bench noted that over 148 lakh refund claims were pending in the department from September 2016 The court said it was constrained to pass the order as a large number of refund applications were pending in the DVAT department which upon enquiry was “found to be caused by the considerable number of vacancies” in the posts of VATO AVATO and other staff The court was hearing a plea by a firm on the issue of delay in disposal of its application claiming VAT refund The Principal Secretary was also directed to indicate in the affidavit “the steps taken to fill the vacancies on regular basis with cadre officers and furthermore the requisitions made to the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) the recruiting agency” The Principal Secretary was also asked to indicate the level of cooperation received from DSSSB whose Chairman has also been asked to appear before the court on April 21 the next date of hearing The Chairman of DSSSB was also asked to file an affidavit regarding the requests sent by the DVAT Department for filling up of pending vacancies especially over the last three years and the current stage of such recruitment For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 7 2017 5:21 am Top News Regretting that eight people die every day on an average because of high sulphur content in pet coke and furnace oil being used by industries in Delhi-NCR the Supreme Court Monday gave the Centre and the Delhi government four weeks to take a final call on how to stop their usage “This cannot go on… you see the sulphur content is so high You must find an alternative and stop their usage” a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur told Solicitor General (SG) Ranjit Kumar who appeared for the Centre The SG said “It might not be right to suddenly restrain industries from using pet coke and furnace oil without providing an alternative” To this the bench said “Have you seen this report It says 3000 people die prematurely every year because of this That makes it eight people on an average every day… Will continuing with it be the right thing to do” Kumar said deliberations were on and the government was aware of the problem “It is not in our interest to use pet coke and furnace oil We also want to stop it We just need some time to find an alternative” he said The SG asked for eight weeks to take a decision but the bench told him to adduce the final response in four weeks after holding meetings with all stakeholders Meanwhile the bench gave its nod to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to withdraw Rs 250 crore from the Environment Compensation Charge fund created on directions of the apex court The court said the money should be used to purchase equipment for real time air quality monitoring stations being set up in Delhi-NCR For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: April 27 2009 9:55 am Related News Ramgopal Varma has signed Vivek Oberoi for the role of Paritala Ravi in his new film Rakta Charitra.

in South Africa,31 per cent increase in yields (per hectare) with a one year lag for maize,s revival of Ayodhya, 2015 4:17 pm Men who pay for sex are more likely to report having committed rape and other aggressive sexual acts than those who do not buy sex,” Swan said. Police have cordoned off the entire area, 2016 2:15 pm Nawazuddin Siddiqui is feeling happy that his film Freaky Ali has been released in Pakistan.Ambedkarnagar and Barabanki. reported The News Minute. The RK Nagar bypoll will be held on 21 December and the results will be announced on 24 December AIADMK will be represented in the polls by senior leader Madhusudhanan while the Amma faction group has fielded VK Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran (his name is also spelled Dinakaran) While on the other hand DMK has fielded Maradhu Ganesh andBJP has nominated Karu Nagarajan As many as 145 nominations were received from aspirants seeking to contest the bypoll Currently scrutiny of nominations are on and an official update on the total number of papers accepted and rejected is expected later The last date for withdrawal of candidature is 7 December With inputs from agencies Written by ANI | Washington | Published: September 2 2009 10:35 am Related News Hollywood starlet Megan Fox has revealed that she suffers “bouts of schizophrenia” The stunnerwho starred in The Transformershas confessed that she has struggled with mental health problems since her youthandalthough she hasn’t been officially diagnosedshe is convinced she shows symptoms of the psychiatric condition And the condition torments her in the form of auditory hallucinationsparanoid delusions and social dysfunction The 23 year old also revealed that she has been following the life and death of Marilyn Monroe who died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 because she fears her end would be similar to hers She tells Wonderland magazine”I basically read every book ever written about Marilyn Monroe I could end up like that because I constantly struggle with the idea that I think I’m a borderline personality – or that I have bouts of mild schizophrenia “I definitely have some kind of mental problem and I haven’t pinpointed what it is” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIn a surprising move Anandiben Patel on Monday resigned as Gujarat Chief Minister after she said in a Facebook post that she was old now and it was time for new leadership to take over According to the latest reports BJP has accepted her resignation File photo of Anandiben Patel Reuters "I had sought to be relieved two months ago.It is better to step down as I will turn 75 in November" Patel said in her Facebook post "New leadership should look at Vibrant Gujarat Summit and Assembly polls in 2017" she added "For the last 30 years I have been a BJP worker and I have had various responsibilities The organisation as well as the party have assigned very important responsibilities to me From the mahila morcha to CM the party leadership has put a lot of faith in me and I am grateful for the chance (opportunity)" she said "I got the opportunity to work under the dynamic leadership of Narendra Modi who is a skilled organiser and a prudent leader" Patel further said Earlier in the wake of the resignation of Union Minister Najma Heptulla in July this year due to the undeclared age bar of 75 years for ministers put by Prime Minister Narendra Modi speculations were rife on the fate of Patel who will touch the line in November Patel-led government in Gujarat has been in the middle of a turmoil in the last few months?" said Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi.

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