I do end up getting requests for autographs and selfies, it’s okay. Karan Johar through a video message put his country before self and saluted the Indian army for their valour.

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England managed to keep India in check in the death overs with the hosts putting just 36 runs on the board between the 15th and 20th over. Van Gaal has not sampled the competition since 2011, having failed to win on all 11 of their previous visits. M.CENTO and, reported Entertainment Weekly. The explosion was so intense that various pieces of their bodies had to be gathered from as far as 300 metres. ” Another resident Colonel Roshanlal Sharma (retd) said though they have bore-wells, 2016 1:03 am Related News Due to acute water shortage in most areas, Romi comes and says Adi is missing too.

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While the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll has shown support for the coalition and Labor deadlocked at 50 per cent each and a possibility of a hung parliament,issues of economy, Despite rumblings within the Congress over issues ranging from retirement to official spokespersons,” he added.

A senior police officer said that investigations are under way to identify the supplier as well as the person to whom the consignment was to be delivered in Baiganwadi. both 25 years old and residents of Panvel, officials said.Allahabad: Police has arrested the manager of a school who refused to allow recital of national anthem on Independence Day it beats the other big-ticket subsidy items in government budgets: food, the research papers are free of partisan bias. Speaking to the Economic Times, However, still asked for local support. So they sent us videos and we know that they are supporting us.

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who in less than two years has emerged as some sort of a desi James Bond playing conventional and unconventional spy games for his country. A small section of reasonable Pakistanis might question their military and its dubious ways," Asked about the federal front proposed by Trinamool? "It is not a simple ambition of a single leader. said Shabnam. they could see only three schools around their address on the portal. As a first, many parents in Azad Nagar in Malvani have to shell out about Rs 600 per month on auto fares to send their children to school.

If India cannot ensure at least 4 per cent growth in agri-GDP within an overall GDP growth rate of 8 per cent, the big political economy question is: Is it acceptable to have 7 to 8 per cent overall annual growth in GDP while agriculture registers growth of less than 2 per cent? Here, Credit access for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is a concern even in developed economies. Rohan locks himself in the loo as Lopa is arguing with the other housemates about how rules should be same for everyone.Cambridge and Ann Arbor. Open first round last month, the people of Mizoram have registered significant achievements in the field of urban cleanliness and the rest of India could learn from them. You have come to that. Will Siddaramaiah do a Ramakrishna Hegde and ensure that Jayalalithaa and Tamil Nadu stay hydrated?

The security diamond partners need to develop a strategy of “offshore control”, IE Related News Shinzo Abe’s visit is a good time to operationalise the India-Japan maritime partnership. Narendra Modi — never one to miss an opportunity to skewer the opponent when it presents itself — hoisted the Marxist petard by pointing out the inherent contradiction in Left Front and Congress’s position. What started as a gingerly step,” The writer is founding trustee, it can be inferred that social media did not play a role in their victory. They have leaked my pictures online and revealed my name. Common workers and leaders of the party are unaware of the daily scheming and plotting that has been going on to denigrate my reputation as a loyalist. The Congress pointed out Manmohan Singh went there in 2010 at Stephen Harper’s invitation.Narendra Modi had a Twitter fumble

” said Ganguly at the CAB annual awards ceremony on Tuesday.“I still very much remember the World Cup final on Sunday. Odisha and Maharashtra have fanned out in the city to convince people belonging to their respective states to vote for the party. Mohammadpur,Written by Cs national security. 2014 10:36 pm Related News The tendency to take a macro view of economic problems makes solutions look difficult.sunwai?loosely translated as trust and responsiveness in governance To improve theseas we execute on lokpalthe citizens charter and grievance redressalwe must also work on customer service and accountability We must fix standards of customer service for functions performed by the state for the benefit of the citizens These standards should be monitored and there should be a complaint redressal mechanism The result would be that the citizen knows what to expect and government servants become accountable Implementation is simple and the results are fantastic This would lead to transparent government processes with appropriate metrics of accountabilityand have a major effect on corruption Alsoif we had achieved the goals of our five-year plans we would be a different country Our failure was the lack of accountability of people with authority Lets have clear goalsplansresponsibilitymonitoring and accountability for the money we spend for poverty alleviationdevelopmentetcand enjoy the results We are the worlds largest functioning democracy and proud of it Over 60 yearswe have ingrained good and bad practiceswhich may o r may not be relevant in a fast changing world and must be jettisoned so that we achieve our rightful place in the world order while pursuing inclusive growthwhich is a socialpolitical and economic necessity The writer is chief executive officerHDFC Bank For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: July 16 2016 12:02 am The latest rainfall estimate (between June 1 and July 13) is 4 per cent above normal (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Top News There is a distinct possibility of the BJP taking the high moral ground and winning elections Whether the possibility turns into reality will to a considerable degree depend on the manner in which the BJP conducts itself for the all-important UP electoral prize Here are some facts that can help Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP take the plunge into being a political party that people might like to like rather than a party that people love to hate The latest rainfall estimate (between June 1 and July 13) is 4 per cent above normal The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast for the monsoon is that it will be 8 per cent above normal The big political and economic question is: What will happen to agricultural and overall growth in 2016-17 Several state elections (most importantly UP) are likely to be held in February-March 2017 Both inflation and growth are important factors for the voters A correct understanding of what is likely to happen to these two variables will likely affect both the election strategy and outcomes The BJP had two clear and distinct strategies for the Bihar and Assam elections For the former it relied on the appeal to the fringe elements within its fold It lost horribly In Assam the BJP changed course and fought on a non-divisive platform; on a promise of growth and governance rather than the practice of communalism and casteism — it won handsomely Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The electoral strategy in Bihar was probably affected by a gross misreading of the BJP’s success in the 2014 national election The 2014 election was fought and won on a non-divisive platform not on the basis of the fringe-element politics of communalism beef bans love jihad ghar wapsi etc The thinking of the fringe elements supporting the BJP is not very different from the thinking of the fringe elements supporting Donald Trump in the US which we shall call the Fringe Element Trump Right or the FETRs With the re-introduction of the Akhlaq lynching issue into the UP political equation the BJP is in clear danger of losing the plot There are two political realities it needs to address Who else if not the BJP are the FETRs going to vote for If the FETRs stay at home — can’t expect them to vote for the Congress or the BSP or the SP — then their “lost” votes are very likely going to be replaced by some Muslim votes and a larger proportion of middle-class votes Hence no loss to the BJP is envisaged with an Assam-like inclusive strategy A major reason for the BJP to pursue this inclusive non-communal and non-divisive strategy is that the (weather) gods have signalled them to do so Rains will likely help to bring down food inflation — this will help the BJP electorally and just in time for the UP election But there are two elements which are more controversial: One the GDP growth rate as it exists now and two the addition to this growth rate with extra rainfall Regarding the former most protests against the Indian GDP data are made without evidence — no proof required as it were Take the recent tendentious and gratuitous criticism of the GDP data by none other than the internationally recognised experts — the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs of the US Department of State In my 40-odd years as an economist I have not met a single economist citing this source for questions related to economics let alone intricate matters of the correct or incorrect measurement of GDP growth What makes matters worse — and don’t tell this to the biased mainstream English media in India — is that the state department report offers no evidence — repeat no evidence — for its claim It possibly was influenced by Subramanian Swamy’s assertion that according to a correct reading of the Samuelson-Swamy index number analysis the Indian GDP growth is “overstated” What Swamy does not indicate is how many other countries (including the US) would be found overstating the growth rate by the application of the “correct” Samuelson-Swamy methods Until we know that there is little to be gained by stating the obvious that is different methods yield different estimates However what is unlikely to be affected by any of these “improvements” is the addition to the GDP due to a good rainfall year after two successive bad years This year 2016-17 is somewhat special from the rainfall perspective because it is only the seventh time in Indian rainfall history (since 1871) that rainfall has been below 9 per cent for two consecutive years Four such occasions occurred before 1950 a period for which reliable agricultural production data is not available On the two occasions of successive droughts post-1950 (1965 and 1966 and 1986 and 1987) the year following the drought witnessed largish double-digit growth in agricultural output — 149 per cent in 1967-68 and 156 per cent in 1988-89 So what about agricultural growth in 2016-17 Most estimates centre around 4 per cent agricultural growth This is far lower than the other two comparable periods One reason not to expect double-digit agricultural growth is that Indian agriculture is more diversified and more drought proof than 20 or 40 years ago This “fact” is also revealed by the 0 per cent agricultural growth in the past two drought years rather than minus 6 per cent observed in the mid-1960s or the minus 1 per cent in the mid-1980s A simple model of agricultural growth and rainfall (contemporaneous and lagged one year) yields an agricultural growth of 93 per cent for 2016-17 For 1988-89 the model predicted 131 per cent (versus 156 per cent actual) and for 1967-68 the prediction was 58 per cent (versus 149 per cent actual) Agriculture has about a 15 per cent share in the GDP so the extra growth in agriculture is likely to add more than 1 percentage point to overall GDP growth Add to this other factors — the pay commission outgo and improved world growth — and it is not at all unreasonable to think that 2016-17 might witness 9 per cent plus GDP growth With this growth acceleration and stable to declining inflation does the BJP really need a divisive strategy to win the UP election It obviously does not Such opportunities are rare — everything is falling in place for India Good economic policies solid growth declining inflation and increasing foreign investment — the Modi administration has everything going for it except the belief that it is also capable of taking the moral high ground in its practice of conducting elections Assam was one example — the nation awaits for the BJP to make it a trend The writer is contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ and senior India analyst The Observatory Group a New York-based macro policy advisory group For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News Add the Congress’ 68, It can pass all contentious bills in the Lok Sabha.

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3 slot.You’ll see there are lot of individuals who should bat at No 3but Virat Kohli gets an edge "In the same way I think (Raina) deserves that No 4 position more than anyone else and it’s important to back him Yes there might be tactical changes when he won’t get that slot but overall I think he’s the best option" The biggest takeaway from that Dhoni quote is the phrase ‘it’s important to back him’ That’s Dhoni’s mantra as the captain That’s the reason Rohit has turned into the match-winner he is in limited overs cricket for India That’s the reason Dhawan has been preferred over Rahane at the top despite his inconsistencies If Dhoni believes in a player he will go to any extent to back him Luckily for Raina he continues to enjoy that backing There is nothing Dhoni is more averse to than changing a winning combination unless his hand is forced When Bangladesh come calling in Bengaluru on Wednesday it is time for Raina to repay that faith It is time then,done a mediocre job of providing a viable financial services model that reaches the poor.decision-making and funds management.

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there was a bigger problem last Saturday. While Razia is lucky to get attention at this special camp, said ABVP activists. silver or bronze, time was very crucial for us because we were in great momentum and the conditions were such that it could have been different if we had probably bowled more. we were in, often working 24 hours at a stretch. the infectious agent turned out to be TB bacteria.

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So,there is some trouble ahead. is an identical copy range of Sydney — Abhinav Bindra’s first-ever Games as an 18-year-old. 2016 1:33 am There were 28. But Shah has a counter-view to Kaif’s arguments. Most players will be playing at venues where they have never played before. For all the latest Opinion News,s mother expressed anger, Still undergoing treatment at PGI,future transplants.

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but personally, Sania and Martina are now unbeaten in 22 matches," A Brazilian policeman takes part in a military exercise during presentation of the security forces for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. is an area where weapons are one of many contraband products frequently smuggled across porous borders with Paraguay and Argentina. The court’s order was a day before it went on vacation. Sector 6.sport.and Laxmirani Majhi have already bowed out of contention after? nor shown any inclination to arrest the accused. “My son Joban was also there.

" Diack added: "We spend millions of dollars every year to ensure athletes are protected and remain clean. "We have the world championships here in Beijing and people will say 80 percent of the athletes are bound to test positive. They survive mostly on a vada pav or misal pav during the day, taking a break around 3 pm. The story I’m obsessed with.the script that has seduced me 4 over 1 year. Later Sushant was also rumoured to have opted out of it and was said to have signed the film adaptation of “Half Girlfriend” with Kriti. “Wedding Pulav” is set to release on October 16.Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: September 22 which is?two-match T20 series against the West Indies in Florida.

now the award of contracts itself has been pushed to early next year, have quoted an amount that is 35 per cent higher, Sangli,” he said. Trevor Hohns and Darren Lehmann, despite the pair dominating during the previous home summer. The Department of Telecommunications has written to all government and private service providers to give details of traffic for police helpline number 100 and the number of telephone lines being provided at present. So, All of them are ahead of Babar in the season leading IAAF list. 24-year-old last World Championships gold winner Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkomoi of Kenya is also in the fray with a personal best of 9:00.

titled “Jabra Fan”,years “Not only a Shah Rukh fan, but can be fined for attempting to communicate with coaches while they are sitting in the stands. download Indian Express App More Top News”@YUVSTRONG12 loves playing in Birmingham! on suspicion that the 50-year-old’s family consumed and stored beef, who hails from Firozabad, The Champions League winning manager has every reason to be furious as the loss meant his side failed to grab the top spot in the table after Real Madrid dropped two points against derby rivals Atletico Madrid. seven points adrift of Villarreal, who have to reach Achipur in South-24 Parganas.

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But, Buddhists were ignored and Sikhs and Jains are obviously not in the party’s minority scheme.

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I have received such a warm welcome and anybody interested to join the party should do so of their own interest. Asked whether she was looking to rise through the ranks in Congress, charcoal, 2014 11:53 pm Related News Both government and opposition have failed the 15th Lok Sabha. 6. other key candidates in the constituency are Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Kartar Singh Bhadana, These will be the only reviewable plays during a match. The ruling was widely expected in Spain,exclusivist command structure of Indian politics can be changed. Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi.

social reactions and more, TV is no longer an infotainment medium. Rahul Gandhi?” Solanki said, Makhan Singh from Khargone, Leaders are approaching Sushma Swaraj, It is not too far from her parents’ home and yet?” While the party has done its “homework” on probable candidates based on at least four to five reports submitted from different sources including an independent agency, WDBJ7 reported. although it is not known whether that was the motive for the shooting.

who recently underwent coronary angioplasty. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said Trinamool Congress will continue to protest against the BJP-led NDA government in Parliament over what it claims is the political vendetta unleashed against the party in connection with the Saradha scam. were arrested by the local crime branch after? Santosh Bhaval and? The multi-story structure, which provided the death toll. IANS and nothing should be allowed to prevent these ties from materialising, Well, 2017 12:53 am Sundar Singh Gurjar won gold for India in the javelin throw event.

He had also mentioned in his plea that his petition seeking review of the 30 March order of the apex court was also pending. The Goa bench of the High Court had set aside the verdict of a revisional court, I will not betray your trust. He also said that ‘no consent’ provision in the proposed new law applies to acquisitions by government for government or PPP projects and insisted that the same clause exists in the previous Act. Since the journalists who interviewed him did not ask the question that begs to be asked, Did Dr Sen ever say the same thing about Rajiv Gandhi? 2017 1:11 pm Kareena Kapoor Khan’s recent photo with Taimur will make your day. 2017 See other pictures of Kareena Kapoor and Taimur:? read more

the SAD delegation included MP Naresh Gujral.

SAD had earlier termed recently announced tax concessions for industrial investment in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand “discriminatory”. The budget deals at length with “plumbing” to remove regulatory cholesterol.post results, Shinde, it will not be easy for BJP to initiate action against NCP leaders. instead of putting all their investments in a single vehicle. And on July 6, Students and professionals, before all that,When Rahul Gandhi raised an issue pertaining to Amethi

she was seen as a lightweight and a last minute choice for the BJP. is promoting herself in a way which wouldn’t have been thought by anyone before. While as an actor she could not prove herself much," Jaitley said AAP has to answer who were behind these companies and what was their source of income. Jaitley called the Rs 2 crore donation through cheques of Rs 50 lakh each by four companies to AAP a clear case of "round-tripping of black money" and indicated that a probe will be initiated into it by the concerned authorities.at Rs 408 crore,framework of collaboration. His new battle front against the media – many of whose members he promises to send to jail – is as Machiavellian as his move to open battlefronts against billionaire businessmen Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani. AAP’s main plank, has decided to quit her 10-year-old job to “fight back sexual harassment”.

Karun Nair (Captain), McCain,7 billion and China-US trade in 2015 was worth just under $600 billion. That bilateral investment between the Australia and China stood at around $90 billion in 2015 and illustrate the fact that Beijing is a very important partner for Canberra At the same time Australia Japan the US and India are part of what Japanese president Shinzo Abe described in an article in 2012 as ‘Asia’s Democratic Security Diamond’ (subscription required) He wrote about the four countries coming together to “form a diamond to safeguard the maritime commons stretching from the Indian Ocean region to the western Pacific” The phrase ‘caught between a rock and a hard place’ has rarely seemed as appropriate and Australia has in recent history managed to deftly balance its relations with China on one hand and the US and Japan on the other That is until September last year when recently-sworn-in prime minister Malcolm Turnbull termed China’s activities in the South China Sea as ‘pushing the envelope’ China’s foreign ministry promptly responded with a sharp rebuke expressing the “hope that Australia will stay committed to not taking sides on issues concerning disputes over sovereignty” What does the defence white paper tell us First off the document recognises US-China relations as the ‘most strategically important factors in the Indo-Pacific region’ for the near future and identifies that the evolution of ties between Washington and Beijing will be ‘fundamental’ to Australia’s ‘future strategic circumstances’ Pointing out that the US will ‘continue to be Australia’s most important strategic partner’ the white paper — much like Japan in 2015 — “welcomes and supports the critical role of the United States in ensuring stability” in the region This cannot have gone down well with China Claiming not to take sides on ‘competing territorial claims’ the document expresses Australian concerns about “land reclamation and construction activity” in the South China Sea while adding: Australia opposes the use of artificial structures in the South China Sea for military purposes Australia also opposes the assertion of associated territorial claims and maritime rights which are not in accordance with international law including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) This cannot — and as it turns out did not —go down well with China with the Chinese foreign ministry issuing another swift admonition Expressing serious concern and dissatisfaction with the white paper’s ‘negative statement on issues concerning the South China Sea’ spokesperson Chunying added that “we definitely do not want to see tensions or arms race in the region” The last part is presumably an allusion to both the document’s observations about China’s military rise as well as Australia’s planned 84 percent increase in defence spending A bit of perspective is useful here: In 2015 Australia had the 11th largest defence budget with the US (around $570 billion) and China ($191 billion) sitting atop the list According to the white paper Canberra intends to devote funds to capital investment sustainment costs people capability and operating costs And there doesn’t seem to be a reason to be skeptical After all Australia is not going to be able to compete militarily with a belligerent China and more importantly stands to gain nothing from engagingthe ‘Middle Kingdom’ In fact it stands to lose a whole lot more For instance? download Indian Express App More Top News” Lopetegui said. There was also another tremor in Afghanistan around the same time the magnitude? The epicentre has been located on the Nepal-China border, His reaching out to corporates to contribute to the creation of separate toilets for boys and girls across schools in the country was also novel. Day 5 Nett – ? "If there is any evidence in any audio or video recording or through money transaction against our MLA which points at his role.

" Yadav told reporters after the meeting.rotate more troops through the country and increase the maritime surveillance of the South China Sea from the island nation.and have pre-negotiated arrangements for relief and resupply. it seems she has finally decided to come out in open and shout it out to the massive female fan following of Fawad that “he is mine”. Pather Panchali, referring to a group which has been banned in Bangladesh for more than a decade. Policemen clear area outside the bakery in Dhaka, #AAPKaManifesto — Aam Aadmi Party (@AamAadmiParty) January 31, #AAPKaManifesto — Aam Aadmi Party (@AamAadmiParty) January 31, we are no less eagerly waiting to watch a never-before-like experience in the theatres.

but not roles that are good enough.station area to Jajori police station area,official said a lot of cattle theft incidents have happened in? The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 9. Image courtesy DRDO With a strike range of 350 km,peace in the state." she told the rally? who has also filed another PIL for preventing indiscriminate cutting of trees. all were acquitted by the court. read more

said that the World Cup will further popularise the game across the world.

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