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“These hoardings would help us spread awareness about the initiative. including doctors, India had the advantage of being the successor state of the British Raj.” he signed off. "You cannot stall Parliament for a month demanding Modi’s presence and then go to meet the prime minister even before it is adjourned sine die. The final draft DP will be re-published with all the necessary changes by February 16 next year. At the news conference, no one can take the power away from us – neither in the state, (2015).Do you think you could be the new Tom Alter play all the White parts in Hindi films I played Deputy Commissioner Wilkie It was a two-day shoot in the middle of my honeymoon in Goa I shot Tom Alter at Prithvi Theatre for the book right before I was leaving for Kolkata and I said ‘Hey Tom I’m going to be the next Tom Alter’ And he said ‘Be my guest’ What are you working on now Another book It’s called Mi Mumbai I’m taking photographs of Bombay people now from all sections of society For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bhumika Sharma | New Delhi | Published: December 8 2016 1:28 am Bigg Boss 10 7th December 2016 written update: Rahul Dev and Rohan Mehra give their points to Lopamudra Top News Contestants wake up to the song “Chakke Mein Chakke” Mona Lisa complains about Rohan Mehra and Sahil Anand and tells Priyanka Jagga that they broke a rule by running outside the bedroom after the task re-commenced When Rohan refuses to pay fine Priyanka gets annoyed and spits on him Getting annoyed by Priyanka’s behaviour Rahul Dev and Lopamudra Raut tell her to behave herself Not appreciating Lopa’s interference Priyanka asks her to pay the fine But Lopa tells her that all her points have been stolen Gaurav Chopra interferes and supports Priyanka Jagga Bani and Gaurav indulge in a tiff Bani is seen crying outside the house when Priyanka asks her what Gaurav told him Gaurav tells Jason that he doesn’t know why Bani feels so touchy when it comes to him Priyanka asks for the toll price from Nitibha Bani get pissed off and quits the game by moving out from the taxi Gaurav tells Manveer that he is not understanding why is she is behaving like this Also read |Bigg Boss 10 6th December 2016 written update: Swami Om pees in the kitchen leaving Manveer miffed Bani tells Jason that if Gaurav wants to be a contender for captaincy then why doesn’t he say it straight on her face Gaurav commutes in Bani’s taxi by paying her the amount asked by her Gaurav gets upset about this Priyanka gets Lopa’s points by be-fooling her as Gaurav helps Priyanka by telling her about the spot where Lopa has hidden her points Priyanka punishes Lopa and tells her to visit the jail Lopa asks for her points and she denies to go to the jail Lopa asks Gaurav to get her points back from Priyanka by hook or by crook Gaurav denies the thing as he bluntly says that she is a cunning lady who has two faces as she talks behind his back Lopa tells Gaurav that he fluctuates and she yells at him by saying that there is a purpose why she is doing this Rohan says that he will help Lopa in getting her points back She breaks down and Priyanka asks her why she is crying Rahul Dev gives his points to Lopa Bigg Boss announces that the tenure of the BB task has come to an end and he asks everyone about their accumulated points Finally Priyanka with the maximum points becomes one of the contenders for the captaincy task Lopa Gaurav and Nitibha with 2000 points each also become the contenders for captaincy Jason and Bani are seen talking when the lights are off Jason asks for a hug but Bani shows him the camera and tells him that they are on national television For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: January 16 2017 4:25 pm Kalki Koechlin’s last film was The Waiting which also starred Naseeruddin Shah Top News Kalki Koechlin has been known for her unconventional choices of films After movies like That Girl In Yellow Boots and Margarita With A Straw Kalki’s next project Azmaish is a documentary directed by Pakistani director Sabiha Sumar On being asked if taking up socially responsible or thought provoking films and staying away from commercial cinema is a conscious decision Kalki told indianexpresscom “No no it’s not my conscious decision to choose mainstream films I’d very much like to do mainstream as well as independent thought-provoking work but nothing tempting comes my way very often unfortunately” The last commercial film Kalki appeared in was Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani but of course the entire limelight was taken away by Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone But later she shook the entire industry with her performances in Margarita and Waiting Kalki Koechlin on the set of Azmaish Now the actor is prepping up to amaze us with her next Talking about her role Kalki said “My role in Azmaish is pretty much that of an observer someone who watches and meets people mainly from the outside more to get people’s opinion about their countries Sabiha is the director and it’s really her film” Sabiha wanted to make a documentary that showed the journey of an Indian and Pakistani traveling to both the countries to understand why people on their sides are turning to religious extremism for answers Sabiha says “Azmaish is for all those who want a just society all those who value freedom of choice all those who are interested in a violence free today and tomorrow It has a universal relevance as it draws us all in a debate about religious violence – both emotional and physical” More from the world of Entertainment: Kalki points out that in recent times the relationship between both the countries went pretty sour “The situation is a little depressing I think that exchange between countries is very important and it’s the only way we can hope for peace– through cultural exchange and understanding each other better And I really don’t know what the situation is how long it will be” said the 33-year-old actor The documentary is currently raising funds on Wishberry to complete its post-production “I think it’s hard to make short films in terms of releasing them as there is no platform except online Online viewership is going to change all that short content seems to be working online from YouTube videos to web series and that’s the future for short film-making I think As for fund-raising campaigns yes I do believe they work and can work I’ve been involved in several of those in the past as well” Kalki said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsCan you imagine listening to a heavy metal song at a ghazal soiree Can you imagine listening to a desi wedding song when you buy a ticket to a heavy metal concert Either of that happening would still make more sense than Sarfraz Ahmed coming in to bat at the backend of an innings for Pakistan which he did against Australia in Mohali during the World T20 match on Friday Pakistan made some glaring basic errors all through the tournament Sarfraz is known for little dabs and rotation of strike not for big-hitting and yet he didn’t once get an opportunity to bat before the 15th over during the entire tournament Before the World T20 got under way Shahid Afridi vowed to bat up the order and lead from the front which made sense versus Bangladesh given the platform he was provided with but the Bangladesh game was an anomaly Against India New Zealand and Australia Pakistan needed stable middle overs and a big finish and in all three matches they totally messed up the batting order When Shoaib Malik or Sarfraz were required at the crease Afridi came out to bat When Afridi was required he was already back in the pavilion Batting order is just one of the many basic mistakes Pakistan made during the tournament A lot of Pakistan’s planning was premeditated without any deliberation on the venue pitch or the opposition On a spinner’s paradise against India in Kolkata Pakistan opted to play with 4 genuine pacers Against New Zealand they kept trying to hit boundaries towards the longer part of the ground And against Australia they had no plan for the last four over of the innings Too much time was spent on “body language” “big-heartedness” “aggression” “passion” and other intangibles which have more of a place in story books than a cricket field It wasn’t as if Pakistan even succeeded in doing that news of grouping and infighting has been circulating all over the media Let’s access the tangibles and see how planning could have been done:In theory a batting partnership should be about one batsman going after the bowling and the other rotating the strike until both ends go berserk in the last few overs Four Pakistan batsmen (see the table above) had better than a boundary-per-over ratio which means at any given time when constructing an innings one of those four should have been batting at one end with a rotator at the other Pakistan do not have the luxury of left-handers in the middle-order hence this was one method that could have been applied In two 170-plus run chases Pakistan made fatal errors in their batting order and approach despite getting a decent start in each case Against New Zealand Khalid Latif was sent in at No 3 after the dismissal of Sharjeel Khan where Shoaib Malik would have made a lot more sense Malik is one of the two rotators in the team but has a boundary hitting capacity better than a boundary per over hence he would immediately have got going and allowed Ahmed Shahzad to carry on what he was doing This would also have meant that Afridi had a platform to launch from instead Pakistan got stuck and Afridi had to come up the order with no hitter remaining at the end The two rotators Malik and Sarfraz came into bat at Nos 6 and 7 respectively You can expect Sarfraz to score 35 off 25 but you can’t realistically ask him to go at 12-plus runs an over from the word go Against Australia Pakistan got off to a decent start thanks again to Sharjeel Khan and then incredibly Khalid Latif was again sent in at No3 This time however he was ably supported by Umar Akmal who gave his best performance of the tournament Akmal was dismissed with Pakistan still requiring 109 runs from 57 balls still too early to play your trump card At this point Malik would again have been a better option but instead Afridi came out to bat and scored 14 off 7 and yet again when Pakistan required power-hitting at the end Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik were left to chase too many There was even a case to send Sarfraz at No 3 where he could have rotated the strike and set it up for the likes of Afridi and Akmal In fact there was a case for Sarfraz to come up the order versus India more so as he is accustomed to playing on rank turners and is known for manufacturing shots against spin Instead he came into bat at No 6 What is the point of selecting him if you are not going to use him Isn’t cricket all about making the best use of resources at your disposal Pakistan might not have reached the semifinal even if had they used methodology but at least there would have been some logic behind their decision-making process These are just basic errors that could have been avoided I will not go into complex details of how numbers can be used to plan there is no need to you can only go into the complexity of something if you first do the basics and Pakistan still haven’t managed to grasp that world cricket has moved on and believes in common sense and planning more than mere words such as “talent” Kabul Afghanistan:Hundreds of dancing flag-waving Afghan fans Tuesday gave a hero’s welcome to their cricket team as they arrived home after a historic triumph over the mighty West Indies at the World Twenty 20 Afghanistan failed to qualify for the semi-finals but the underdog side notched up an impressive win against the West Indies on Sunday — their first ever Super 10 victory at a World T20 "West Indies is one of the best teams in the world and we defeated it" gushed Afghan batsman Gulbadin Naib "It is unbelievable a matter of great joy that a small team like ours could defeat them" A traditional Attan folk dance erupted at Kabul’s international airport as hundreds of fans gathered to welcome the team Many others lined up along the capital’s mains road cheering whistling and waving the Afghan flag as the team drove through the war-scarred city "I am ecstatic" said cricket enthusiast Sayed Kamal Sadat "In our war torn country such a victory has brought happiness and pride" Afghanistan had lost all of their previous Super 10 matches but they have won new admirers in India with their aggressive and carefree brand of cricket that has caused some anxious moments for their opponents "In the past five to six years Afghanistan’s cricket team defeated some powerful teams" said team captain Asghar Stanikzai "Afghanistan will be a very successful team in upcoming years" Stanikzai had earlier said his side who had lost three straight group stage matches had learnt "so much" at the T20 and would now head home and "work on our weaknesses" Cricket was banned during the Taliban’s 1996-2001 rule but the sport has seen a stunning revival in recent years The game is played on scruffy city parks and rural thoroughfares with young boys often using discarded pieces of wood for bats and wickets Watch the welcome below: AFP Eindhoven: Manchester United squandered a lead to lose 2-1 at PSV Eindhoven and had left back Luke Shaw carried off with a broken right leg on an unhappy return to the Champions League on Tuesday Shaw required oxygen while he was taken off on a stretcher after being hurt by a two-footed tackle from Hector Moreno tackle in PSV’s area in the 15th minute Images showed Shaw’s right foot was bent at a 45-degree angle and United said after the match that Shaw "suffered a double fracture of the leg" "It is awful" United manager Louis van Gaal said "When he came into the dressing room he had an oxygen mask and was crying" Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw is taken off the pitch by medical staff after being injured during the Champions League match AP Memphis Depay signed from PSV this summer gave United the lead in the 41st minute of the Group B match by dribbling between two defenders and shooting through the goalkeeper’s legs Moreno equalized in the lengthy period of first-half stoppage time — caused by his challenge on Shaw — with a header that deflected in off United defender Daley Blind Luciano Narsingh’s 57th-minute goal secured victory for the Dutch champions who were the top seeds in the group but arguably the weakest team out of United Wolfsburg and CSKA Moscow For United the disappointing result of its first Champions League match in 17 months will be overshadowed by the injury to Shaw whose displays this season demonstrated why the club made him one of the world’s most expensive teenagers by signing the then-18-year-old in the summer of 2014 for $46 million "Defeat hurts" United goalkeeper David de Gea said "but Luke Shaw’s injury hurts even more" Shaw was running into the PSV penalty area when he was felled by a challenge from Moreno He was clearly in pain as he fell to the ground and there was a delay of about eight minutes as medical staff attended to him on the pitch Not even a foul was awarded and United would have felt a sense of injustice when Moreno rose in the second minute of stoppage time to head in a ball that flicked off Blind and into the net "When I say it’s a penalty and a red card I’m a bad loser" Van Gaal said of Moreno’s tackle on Shaw "It was a bad tackle with two legs" A brilliant piece of skill from Depay earned United the lead The Dutch winger cut inside from the left weaved between two tacklers and finished low with his left foot Depay has been saving his best displays for United for the Champions League scoring twice against Bruges in the qualifying playoff Shaw was replaced by Marcos Rojo and the Argentina international’s slack defending led to PSV’s winner A floated cross from the left by Maxime Lestienne went over the head of Rojo and was met by Narsinghe who nodded in Juan Mata wasted United’s best chance at an equalizer miscontroling with the goal gaping after being found by Bastian Schweinsteiger "We can only blame ourselves because we have created so many chances" Van Gaal said "You have to be effective and PSV were very effective because they scored out of nothing A deviated ball from a corner kick and another finish after a passing error in the first phase" Wolfsburg beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 in the other Group B match AP By: IANS | Chennai | Published: August 19 2016 11:39 am Regina Cassandra who is making her Bollywood debut with filmmaker Anees Bazmee’s Aankhen 2 says it’s an achievement for any southern actress to make it to Hindi film Top News Actor Regina Cassandra who is making her Bollywood debut with filmmaker Anees Bazmee’s Aankhen 2 says it’s an achievement for any southern actress to make it to Hindi filmdom “For most southern actresses entry to Bollywood is their ultimate dream It’s considered a big feat because it’s a bigger platform and the reach is wide I never expected to be making my Bollywood debut on such a big platform” Regina told IANS describing the whole process of being signed on for the project as an “out of the blue” moment “I was in Mumbai to audition for another film and my pictures got circulated A week later I got a call from an agency and I was told that the makers of Aankhen 2 impressed by my pictures wanted to meet me I hopped on a flight to Mumbai went and met the producer heard the story and I was signed on within a day” she said adding she had to do a photo shoot instead of an audition In the film Regina will be playing a character with two shades both positive as well as negative “It’s an interesting character She’s a nice person at heart but some circumstances change her It’s a con-heist thriller and I’m excited to be sharing screen space with a big star cast including Amitabh Bachchan Anil Kapoor Arjun Rampal and Ileana D’Cruz” she said Regina who is looking forward to start shooting from January 2017 will polish her Hindi skills in the interim “I’m not completely alien to the language I can talk pretty well in Hindi but I might have a south accent Although I haven’t had the opportunity to speak in Hindi all these years I want to converse in the language as much as possible now” she said Having signed three Tamil projects in the last couple of months Regina doesn’t like to believe she’s on a signing spree “I think most people have this misconception that if an actor doesn’t sign a film in six months he or she is assumed to be out of work When you sign three projects in quick succession then it’s believed that the actor is on a signing spree “An actor’s life is very unpredictable; it needs to be planned carefully Despite having films in your kitty you might not have a release on year” she said “I signed only three films out of ten offers that came my way If I was on a signing spree I would’ve signed all the ten projects It’s not like I’ve only been getting work in the last few months I’ve been getting work and I chose projects that I thought were exciting” she explained Regina currently awaits the release of Tamil horror-thriller Nenjam Marappathillai and she has also started working on Telugu film Nakshatram For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 29 2016 5:17 am The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) introduced the facility as an added incentive on the Airport Express Line Top News From July 1 passengers flying by Air India and Jet Airways now have the option to check-in at Delhi Metro’s Shivaji Stadium and New Delhi stations The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) introduced the facility as an added incentive on the Airport Express Line Until now check-in facility was available only for passengers flying by Air India at New Delhi station Share This Article Related Article The facility will be available to passengers of the two airlines flying both domestic and international routes “The check-in counters at the Metro stations will close two hours before scheduled departure of a flight” said a DMRC spokesperson This is one of the many steps being taken by the DMRC to increase ridership on the line For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top Newsart (fashion designing).

In the midst of it, the prime thrust was on increasing the Sangh’s cadre base.the Chandigarh Traffic Police has issued over 200 challans to those violated the lane driving rules on Jan Marg. We hope to complete the process ahead of May 15, said a department official In a firstall these recruitments are being made online this year Conducting the recruitments after a gap of about four yearsthe department had invited online applications from eligible candidates for posts of JBTs last month All the recruitments will be made on contractual basis The term of contract will end on March 312013 No interviews will be conducted for selection of teachers and only those who have qualified the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) will be eligible to apply for the posts A week after the closing date of applicationsthe list of applicants will be uploaded online The list will indicate the particulars entered by the candidates and the score assigned as per selection criteria The candidateson meritwill then report for verification of original documents within a specified time Furthercandidate-wise schedule for checking of original documents will be uploaded on website: http://s.recruitmentcdacmohaliin At presentonly 480 SSA teachers are working in city government schools For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: April 7 2014 1:02 am Related News Almost 13 years after she was forced to buy overpriced business class tickets and made to travel separately from her husband on a flight during her honeymoon the State Consumer Commission asked an airline to pay the woman Rs 3 lakh as compensation and refund her the ticket price Sheena Kashyap who now lives in Texas in United States was going to her honeymoon from New Delhi to Amsterdam with husband Shaman Sharma in 2001 when it all happened Her father OP Kashyap — a retired commodore with the Indian Navy — had booked her tickets with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines The couple planned to fly together from New Delhi to Amsterdam and then to Detroit and Dallas in December 2001 While Sharma’s tickets were already booked Sheena got her tickets booked provisionally from an agent known as M/s Airborne Travels Pvt Ltd Later she found the rates of another agent M/s Business Travels Ltd cheaper by Rs 3000 and got the earlier booking cancelled ‘Business Travels’ over telephone intimated Sheena of the confirmed booking and delivered the ticket at her residence for which she had paid Rs 27126 in cash When she called KLM Airlines office a few days later to check the meal details she was told there was no booking in her name Sheena then raised the matter with ‘Business Travels’ but was informed that they had no information of her booking being cancelled They then reportedly asked her to take “a chance” at the airport At the airport with her husband and family Sheena was shocked to learn that there was no booking in her name Upon producing the ticket delivered to her by ‘Business Travels’ she was told that the ticket from New Delhi to Amsterdam was fake Interestingly the ticket for the rest two sectors — Amsterdam to Detroit and Detroit to Dallas – was original the airlines told her As per a copy of the complaint Sheena was advised to buy a fresh ticket for New Delhi to Amsterdam in business class for Rs 59391 Left with no option she booked the high-priced ticket Upon returning from her trip Sheena filed a case in the consumer district forum which ruled in her favour The airlines was asked to refund her ticket money as well pay her Rs 2 lakh as compensation Contesting the district forum’s order the airlines claimed that the booking was made first by ‘Business Travels’ and later by ‘Airborne Travels’ Hence the computer automatically cancelled the first booking on account of the double booking system in place Upholding the district forum’s order the State Consumer Commission observed that the airlines had “connived” with agent ‘Business Travels’ and cancelled Sheena’s booking “(They) blackmailed her into paying an additional sum of Rs 59391 taking advantage of her helpless situation and at the same (time) forfeiting the original confirmed ticket” the commission said During interrogation officials of the airlines admitted that there were 26 seats in business class and 265 seats in economy class in that particular aircraft On the said day 26 passengers were carried in business class and 263 in economy class “It is not understandable as to why the complainant Ms Sheena Kashyap was asked to travel by business class when admittedly there was a seat available in economy class on that day” the commission ruled Referring to the airlines’ defence as “self-contradictory” and “devoid of merits” the commission said that the booking done through Airborne Travels was not a confirmed one and therefore there “is no logic in cancelling a confirmed booking in preference to an unconfirmed booking” Moreover the ticket was a consolidated price for travel to all three sectors – New Delhi to Amsterdam Amsterdam to Detroit and Detroit to Dallas Dismissing the appeal by the airlines the commission ordered an additional Rs 1 lakh to be paid to Sheena taking the total amount of compensation to Rs 3 lakh For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express AppWritten by Neelkanth Mishra | Updated: August 22 2016 2:48 am It seems rising agricultural productivity is now creating surpluses across most categories Top News India’s per capita calorie demand has been falling for at least the last 30 years Most people do a double-take when they hear that One can’t debate the fact much: National Sample Surveys every five to seven years have documented this What we can debate are the reasons behind this: In their 2009 paper Angus Deaton and Jean Dreze pretty thoroughly narrowed them down to reduced need for calories as lives get more automated (like less walking with heavy loads or more tractors for ploughing) and less incidence of acute diseases (like dysentery a common form of calorie loss) as drinking water quality and immunisation improved Likely for similar reasons this drop in per capita calorie demand has been observed in China as well Further and more intuitively as incomes have risen the type of calories consumed has been changing as well: More eggs and chicken more milk less cereals As a result per capita cereal demand has been falling by 1 per cent per year on average for three decades at least Now that population growth has also slowed to about 1 per cent per year this means our total demand for cereals is not growing anymore Unlike in China where diets transitioning to red meat (to get one calorie one feeds the animal four) have kept pressure on calorie production Indians are shifting to chicken which is far less inefficient (and consumes corn which is not a staple here) Cereal production though continues to rise mainly due to rising yields This started showing up in rising food-stocks from 2008 onwards till we ran out of storage space Then exports started helped by high global prices In the last two years consecutive monsoon failures and falling global prices have brought down stocks as well as exports but if monsoons are good (helping groundwater levels and the rabi crop too) we could see an additional 25 million tonnes of cereals this year Weak global markets make exports unviable particularly for wheat What is the farmer going to do Cereals are not just any crop: They are the mainstay of Indian agriculture accounting for more than half the gross cropped area And while 60-90 per cent of this area is irrigated only 15-30 per cent of the area used for pulses and oilseeds is The latter crops thus get badly affected by weak monsoons Despite rapidly growing demand for protein and fats domestic output last year was about the same as in 2004 This meant 12 billion dollars of imports last year nearly three times the value imported when monsoons were okay As India seems to be the only large consumer of pulses there is not (yet) much of a global market in them — if the Indian crop fails prices go up For oils a well-supplied global market kept prices low: So low that the government had to raise import duties last year to prevent local prices from falling This year then a sharp jump in output of pulses and oilseeds as seems likely should bring down imports as well as dal prices Elsewhere remarkable changes are afoot on the perishable side of the food basket: Milk fruits and vegetables Of the 160 million tonnes of milk produced in India less than 40 per cent comes to the market: The rest is consumed within the household or the village This is mostly due to a lack of infrastructure: Roads (without good roads one cannot transport milk) information (not just on best practices but also on pricing) and electricity (without electricity in the village one would struggle to keep high-yielding varieties of cattle: one needs milking machines as well as chillers) We saw six consecutive years of double-digit increases in milk prices It took time for supply to respond: Cattle take three years to start lactating Improving rural infrastructure and better prices have resulted in much slower price growth despite the cooperatives supporting farmers by buying more than they needed With global milk prices down the export opportunity is also constrained Similarly in vegetables which are perishable the supply response to prices has been so strong that even in onions where the state that drives more than a third of output Maharashtra was reeling under two consecutive years of drought output grew so much that farmers had to sell at near-zero prices In potatoes when production hit 48 million tonnes last year more than 10 per cent of the harvest had to be stored as surplus Researchers say the use of technology in fruit and vegetables has driven yields up and duration of crop cycles down so farmers can produce more crops per year Improving infrastructure (phones roads) is also helping with transportation and price awareness Putting this together it seems that rising agricultural productivity is now creating surpluses across most categories The tell-tale signs were that despite two consecutive years of low production prices did not go up — this was mistakenly attributed to lower Minimum Support Prices and to a clampdown on black-marketing These may have helped but the root causes go much deeper This year as output growth picks up again prices could come under pressure — in many ways the poor monsoons had put a lid on this problem This throws up three important challenges for policymakers First agricultural surpluses from India are harder to export without a substantial improvement in food processing Second in most categories Indian farming cannot compete in global markets despite the abundance of natural resources (fertile soil adequate water and sunlight cheap labour) It is not just due to subsidies in other countries: Our productivity needs to improve as well The Indian farmer is also affected by currency movements Farmers in Brazil Ukraine and Russia have benefited strongly from the fall in their respective currencies And lastly these trends mean that agriculture will shed workers We no longer need 49 per cent of our workforce producing food for the rest of us In the US just 2 per cent of the population is in agriculture with substantial agricultural exports As one researcher we met mentioned doubling farmer incomes may need the number of farmers to halve and he was only half-joking This makes the job creation challenge much bigger than it already is The writer is India Equity Strategist for Credit Suisse For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: February 27 2017 1:01 pm A protest organised by the SFI on Saturday Top News Activists of both the ABVP and the SFI filed cross-complaints against each other at the Chaturshringi police station after the clash on Friday evening In his complaint SFI leader Nasir Kadar Shaikh resident of a hostel in Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) said SFI activists were putting up posters on the university campus on Friday at 8 pm to condemn the ABVP over the violence at Ramjas College in Delhi and BJP-backed MLC Prashant Paricharak for allegedly making controversial statements about army wives during an election rally WATCH VIDEO |Virender Sehwag Takes To Bat Following Delhi’s Ramjas College Ruckus Shaikh alleged that ABVP activists first stopped SFI activists from putting up the poster and then started beating them up with wooden sticks belts and stones Police have arrested ABVP leader Ram Vitthal Satpute (27) along with activists Advait Dattatraya Patki (20) Shardul Sanjay Bhegde (19) Kunal Prakash Sapkal (22) Rahul Devisinh Chandel (20) Karan Yogesh Shirke (19) and Hrushikesh Devappa Gargat (19) They have been charged under sections 143 147 148 149 324 504 of the IPC and sections of the Maharashtra Police Act Police have also booked about 15 to 20 more unidentified persons ABVP leader Satpute also filed a cross-complaint alleging that SFI activists were putting up objectionable posters against the outfit He claimed that when ABVP members questioned SFI activists about the posters the latter started beating them up and also threatened to kill them Police have arrested SFI leader Nasir along with Satish Babasaheb Gore (27) Sandip Chintaman Marbhal (21) Satishkumar Padalekar (27) and Satish Marutrao Debade (28) Police have also booked about 15 to 20 more unidentified persons The 12 persons arrested in connection with the clash were produced before a magistrate’s court on Saturday The court granted magisterial custody to all of them and they were later released on bail SFI activists said that three of their members including Nasir Padalkar and Debade sustained injuries as they were allegedly beaten up by ABVP members However the ABVP alleged that SFI activists did attack its members and also tore down posters of the ‘Chhatrakranti Morcha’ organised by the ABVP on February 27 “to address the problems of students” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone III) Ganesh Shinde said the complaints lodged by both groups were being investigated “Action will be taken as per the law” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsCatalonia’s leader rules out snap election crisis deepens | Reuters India Reuters Oct 26 2017 23:45:11 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 26 2017 23:45 PM | Updated Date: Oct 26 2017 23:45 PM Tags : Senior Congress leaderGurudas Kamat is once again in the limelight The Gandhi family loyalist and former union minister who earlier resigned from his post in the party only to withdraw his resignation after meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi is now withdrawing from the campaign for Mumbai civic polls due to the "negative attitude" of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) president Sanjay Nirupam File photo of Gurudas Kamat News18 Kamat is held in high esteem within the Congress He was very close to late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and is known for his loyalty towards the party But Kamat was upset after the Maharashtra Rajya Sabha nomination was given to former finance minister P Chidambaram Kamat an advocate is a commerce graduate and has an MBA A five-time Lok Sabha member Kamat served as both the president of the state unit of the Youth Congress and the national president of the Indian Youth Congress In his 40-year political career he enjoyed important posts in the Congress and a key portfolio in the Manmohan Singh regime Kamat was MRCC president for seven years (2003-2010) second only to senior Congress leader Murli Deora who was MRCC president for more than 22 years But after the Congress’ defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls many Congress leaders found themselves fearing for their position within the party Kamat has twice served as a former union minister but close aides said that he was capable of being a cabinet minister Kamat has a very good rapportwith Congress president Sonia Gandhi although he maintains a distance with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Kamat resigned from his position as union minister of state prior to the 2014 Lok Sabha election and even resigned from the Congress last year but reconciled after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi promised him he would be part of the team that finalised the tickets for the 2017 BMC election However just before the campaign kicked off Kamat trained his guns on Sanjay Nirupam and his "negative" style of functioning? 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