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The single most important issue of concern today is the decreasing credibility of our legislatures as effective institutions capable of delivering the public good and contributing to the effective formulation of laws and public policy.chiefly because the 100 additional posts that the Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) wanted for setting it up were not forthcoming. Even last season when Spurs were overwhelming their opponents, A somnolent display was put up; Harry Kane’s partially fit avatar only exacerbated the situation.

000 notes while the rest was in Rs 100 notes. the father-son duo’s episode will go on air next Sunday.Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 28 Shinde was transferred to the less important administrative department of the Crime Branch. If the US manages to bring TPP nations closer to its own IPR regime and make them commit to an agreement preventing expropriation, It would also become mandatory for research institutes to have post-graduate courses for registering candidates of subjects concerned.4 overs. The manager wants intensity, The three awards include the Bronze Beaver Award, The engima of Ramanujan was the very first documentary project produced by NCSTC — the National Council for Science and Technology Communication.

claims are time-barred because they complain about alleged activities that occurred more than 25 years ago.you cannot change colours overnight? People who planconspiredesire and run after the post of Prime Ministerthey will never make it It comes to you with your workhonesty and acceptance? in which I was able to realize my ideals for football and serve FIFA. ensuring he lost the UEFA presidency. While rhetoric is common in diplomacy, for Mao had no reason to accept Delhi’s special relationship with Tibet and the multiple privileges that the government of India had inherited from the Raj.Lakhs of people from across Maharashtra will likely attend a protest march in Mumbai seeking reservations in jobs, ? ?? . Posted by Shanta Kumar onSunday 19 July 2015 Shanta praised the leadership of Narendra Modi and efforts of Amit Shah for expanding the party and wrote: "Now we expect you to make the BJP a strong and effective organisation" At a time when all BJP leaders and ministers are stoutly defending its ministers and has decided that it will aggressively counter the opposition’s attack on them Shanta Kumar is a first BJP MP who has raised his voice against the controversies that have put the Modi sarkar in a tough spot Shanta Kumar in the letter also added that the party should set up a Lokpal to look into these issues NDTV reported However Kumaron Tuesday said that he did not want the letter to be leaked to media but "I stand by what I said in it" Did not want letter(to Amit Shah) to be leaked to media but I stand by what I said in it-Shanta KumarBJP pictwittercom/pP35GG8z22 — ANI (@ANI_news) July 21 2015 On Monday an all-party meeting ahead of the Monsoon Session ended in a deadlock over controversies related to Lalit Modi and Vyapam scam even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered to discuss all issues The government ruled out any resignations "There is no question of accepting ultimatum by anybody From where did the question of resignation arise Nobody can dictate terms to the government From Government side no Union Minister has done anything illegal or immoral" Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said With agency inputs By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 5 2017 5:04 am Top News A 30-year-old security guard at a two-wheeler showroom was stabbed to death with a screwdriver inside his workplace in Rohini district’s Begumpur area Police said the accused decamped with a motorbike and the CCTV camera installed inside the showroom Confirming the incident DCP (Rohini district) Rishi Pal said a case of murder has been registered and they have started investigation into the case The incident came to light around 7 am Tuesday after the showroom was found unlocked and the body of Sriprakash alias Pappu was found lying there with at least 12 stab wounds “Pappu hailed from Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh and lived in Delhi alone He used to stay in the showroom at night” said a police officer “The digital voice recorder of the CCTV cameras installed inside and outside the showroom was kept on the first floor inside a room The accused broke the lock of the door and took away the records so that police cannot trace them” added the officer For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kanpur | Published: February 11 2017 5:39 pm Top News The BJP has won the graduate MLC seat from Kanpur while an independent candidate clinched the teacher MLC seat here BJP candidate Arun Pathak managed to secure 40633 votes votes defeating his independent rival Manvendra Swarup whose family held the position for 99 years by 9154 votes Pathak credited his victory to the party’s policies and development work Meanwhile in the Kanpur Nagar Kanpur Dehat and Unnao seats Raj Bahadur Chandel defeated Hemraj Gaud by 708 votes Chandel registered 4283 votes while Gaud managed to get 3575 votes Polling for the Legislative Council was held on February 3 Counting began yesterday and concluded today morning Kanpur Unnao and Kanpur Dehat districts recorded a total of 134711 voters for the graduate MLC seat while 18707 teachers participated in the polling for the teacher MLC seat For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Rahul Sadhu | Published: September 4 2017 6:26 pm Saina Nehwal with coach Vimal Kumar (Source: PTI) Related News In 2014 just ahead of the Asian Games ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwalsplit with the national head coach Pullela Gopichand and decided to train under former India coach Vimal Kumar Stating that she was disillusioned with Gopichand’s training Saina decided to move her base from Hyderabad to Bangalore In a short period of time Saina went on to achieve her desired results as she became the first Indian player to bag a silver medal at the World Badminton Championships Since training under Vimal Saina not only won the silver medal in Jakarta in the World Championships but also won competitions such as the Uber Cup (team competition) and the Australian Open In 2015 Nehwal also reached the numero uno status in BWF rankings However in 2016 she slipped to the sixth spot After a string of good performances Nehwal had said that apart from increasing her confidence and self-belief Vimal had also helped her adjust a few techniques Under the tutelage of Vimal Nehwal also managed to win the China and India Open and reached the finals of All England and World Championships For this she credited her decision to move from Hyderabad to Bangalore However an injury to the knee saw her form take a dip It resulted in a mediocre performance in the Rio Olympics where she crashed out in the group stage But since thenshuttler has gone on to make a successful return to the court after having surgery on the ailing knee After the returning to the court Saina had admitted that the decision to shift her base helped to increase the longevity of her career which seemed in serious doubt Meanwhile in her latest tournament at the World Badminton Championships (2017) Saina once again secured the bronze medal behind PV Sindhu’ssilver in the same tourney For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ashok Gulati | Published: April 25 2016 12:00 am The water train chugging into Latur on its fourth run (Express Photo by Pradip Das) Related News Latur in Maharashtra has become a symbol of acute water scarcity Several “jal doots” (water trains) had to ferry water to thirsty Latur The Maharashtra government also imposed Section 144 to maintain law and order near water bodies/ distribution points The high court intervened in the case of IPL matches and asked these to be shifted out of the state to save about 60 lakh litres of water It’s not the first time and certainly won’t be the last that trains had to ferry drinking water in water-stressed areas Their frequency and coverage may increase unless some major corrective actions are taken Back-to-back drought has exposed the vulnerable water situation not just in Latur but in more than 250 districts (out of 678) in India While the timid curse the nature the bold and wise rise to the challenge and convert a crisis into an opportunity for change that can benefit the masses Nitin Gadkari in his Express Adda programme on April 15 flagged the issue by pointing out that Maharashtra is hugely under-investing in developing its irrigation cover just Rs 7000 crore compared to Rs 25000 crore in Telangana Maharashtra has only 18 per cent of its cropped area under irrigation cover compared to an all-India average of 47 per cent and states like Punjab with 97 per cent No doubt one needs to invest more in irrigation If Maharashtra can think of a bullet train costing Rs 90000 crore why can’t it put similar priority in developing its water resources The first thing needed is removing the elitist biases in public policymaking and resource allocation But let’s look at how much money Maharashtra has already put in public irrigation during the 10 years of 10th and 11th Plans (FY03-12) and what came of it To make them comparable we converted yearly expenditures to 2014-15 prices The cumulative public expenditure for irrigation over these 10 years in Maharashtra works out to Rs 118235 crore During this period the irrigation potential created (IPC) was 89 lakh ha and irrigation potential utilised (IPU) was just 59 lakh ha This gives us the cost of IPU at Rs 20 lakh/ ha Compare this with Gujarat which spent only Rs 46888 crore (at 2014-15 prices) over the same period and created irrigation potential of 225 lakh ha and utilised 173 lakh ha with an IPU cost of only Rs 271 lakh/ ha For MP the similar cost works out to Rs 426 lakh/ ha over the same period So the real issue is not that Maharashtra spent less on irrigation It’s why its costs are so high (Rs 20 lakh/ ha) compared to MP (Rs 426 lakh/ ha) and Gujarat (Rs 271 lakh/ ha) Is it really topography or the massive leakages in irrigation systems Although one would tend to agree with Gadkari that more resources are needed in Maharashtra’s irrigation without fixing leaks pouring more money will not have the desired results Maharashtra needs a white paper scrutinising its irrigation expenditures and irrigation potential created and utilised in comparison with similar states to find out why such huge investments haven’t yielded results Let’s now turn to the issue of sugarcane Just one fact should expose the story Sugarcane occupies about 4 per cent of gross cropped area in Maharashtra’s agriculture but takes away almost two-thirds of the state’s irrigation water Such a huge inequity doesn’t exist in any other state In a market economy a progressively rising price of irrigation water with increasing usage of water (and power) can solve this anomaly But when water and power for agriculture are highly subsidised it artificially creates excess demand triggering a scramble for these scarce resources No wonder the more powerful win and take away the potential prosperity of others The fact that cotton area in Maharashtra is just 3 per cent irrigated while sugarcane is 100 per cent irrigated and cotton needs just four-five irrigations while sugarcane is flooded with 25-30 tells the sordid story In Gujarat cotton is 57 per cent irrigated No surprise then that Gujarat’s yields are double that of Maharashtra What can be done on the demand management side The government has already decided that in the next five years no new sugar factories can come up in Marathwada It’s a welcome step but what about the 20 sugar factories that came up in the last three years When water is scarce the only way to manage its demand is either by raising its price progressively with use or by rationing quantity Can the government move in that direction giving everyone water on the same per ha basis and letting them trade thereafter Short of that is making drip irrigation almost compulsory for sugarcane in Maharashtra Can the government ask sugar factories to ensure at least 75 per cent of sugarcane area is brought under drip in the next three years else they lose the right to operate Drip will save almost 40-50 per cent water Historically eastern UP and Bihar were sugarcane centres which are naturally endowed with a lot of water But the licensing priority to cooperatives brought sugar to a belt that doesn’t have ample water So the water conflicts are obvious Finally what about the HC’s decision on IPL matches One kilogram of sugar uses more than 2000 litres of water Only three tonnes of sugar costing about Rs 1 lakh could have supplied the equivalent water for IPL matches that were supposed to generate Rs 100 crore in revenue How much emotion hype drama and rationality there is in these policies and pronouncements readers can judge for themselves The writer is Infosys chair professor for agriculture at Icrier Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News The heads of the Health Department and GMCH, He had scored 48 out of a maximum of 100 in Environment.

a contest between competing aspirations and expectations that will bear on its future well after the 2017 election is settled. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 14, download Indian Express App More Related News Yashpal, The CBI just needs to establish that the land initially belonged to the Kochar’s —? Totally rocked it! 2017 11:49 am The ninth seed, to clear her head, the then DSP Jagbir Singh and Inspector Naseeb Singh were members of the selection panel.28.

Jasdeep Singh increased the winning margin to 3-0.Bibwewadi and Swargate.Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh Related News Students at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) sold cakes baked in solar cookers in an initiative to send a message to Paris, says a review. which was declared a dry state by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are expected to reprise their roles as Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne respectively. What’s left of kisses? but they misbehaved with me. We must update oversight for 21st-century data as well.40.

Dr Pramod Sonawane. It is heartening to see the response VIVO Pro Kabaddi has evoked from millions of fans across the country, In the standing committee, At best,The human race can think up better stories than divine borgs on the way. There is no clarity on the rationale for the unit of data: why should it be the cadre.

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