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who also works in the Army transit camp as a civilian chef and lives with his family close to Atma Ram?potatoes, The Instituto Superior Technico, KL Rahul, “I have always loved to read for the same reason I love to act,” Indicating that a committee has already been constituted to work out a formula to bring these debt-ridden farmers within the institutional credit loan bracket,but dissavings. reckless ? "The two sides agreed that pending the final resolution of the boundary question," The SRs undertook a comprehensive review of earlier rounds of the talks and agreed that an early settlement of the boundary question serves the fundamental interests of both countries.

In fact,Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: July 27 Pro-Iranian militia groups are at the forefront of the war to reverse the occupation of the Sunni heartland in Iraq by the ISIS. Saudi Arabia has watched with dismay as Baghdad moved steadily closer to Tehran and has been reluctant to accommodate the interests of the Sunni minority in Iraq In Bahrain the situation is the opposite where the monarchy representing the Sunni minority has sought to repress the Shia majority Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of fomenting trouble in Bahrain and sent in a military force into the kingdom in to shore up the government in March 2011 Saudi air strikes against the Houthi rebels in the last few days like the military action in Bahrain is rooted in deep fears about Iran’s growing power in the region The political and military challenge in Yemen is much tougher than the one that Saudi Arabia faced four years ago in Bahrain Saudi Arabia has mobilised a number of fellow Arab governments in including those in Bahrain Egypt Jordan Kuwait Morocco Qatar Sudan and the United Arab Emirates Riyadh is also pressing Pakistan to join the Sunni intervention in Yemen Whatever the immediate outcome in Yemen’s civil war the sectarian tensions in the region and the proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Iran are likely to become more intense in the coming years But India has shown little sensitivity to the changing political dynamic in the Middle East Delhi continues to view the region from the perspective of the Arab-Israeli conflict that no longer is the primary contradiction in the Middle East India can’t secure its multiple interests in the region–including energy and the safety of its migrant workers–without a much greater political engagement of all the contending forces in the Middle East For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 19 2015 12:00 am Related News Ever since the Coast Guard encountered a boat which blew up under mysterious circumstances outside Indian waters last December Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has been promising to make the facts of the case public Now his promise gains fresh urgency following Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali’s expansive claim that he had ordered the boat to be blown up Loshali then went into denial until this newspaper released the video of his address Now Parrikar is trying to reduce this to a “disciplinary issue” but the truth is a matter of national importance From Parrikar himself it was learnt that the occupants of the boat offered the Coast Guard no resistance Nor has any official claim been made that the boat’s crew were engaged in a criminal act In that case what was their status and how were they dealt with over 150 nautical miles outside the limits of Indian law The events around the case too raise concerns on multiple counts First spokespersons for the ruling party as well as the ministry of defence sought to harvest political capital from the case by claiming to have averted a 26/11-style attack The price for political point-scoring though is the erosion of India’s credibility on future well-founded claims it might make on terrorism cases Then India’s violation of international law which permits the use of force outside territorial waters only in self-defence leaves New Delhi with little room to complain next time Indian fishing crews or vessels are targeted by hostile nations Then there’s the question of morale: honest hard-working military officials don’t for obvious reasons like questionable operations which may be exploited for political ends Little that the government has said so far has persuasive heft Parrikar has among other things claimed that the Coast Guard maintained a kilometre’s distance from the crew at all times — and at once that the crew committed suicide when cornered possibly by consuming cyanide His ministry says the boat was outrunning the Coast Guard — an arithmetical impossibility given their relative speeds and the distance of the chase The incident has been under a pall of doubt right from the beginning and the government’s conjectures have only muddied the waters further Now following the ebullient confession of the DIG of the Coast Guard the credibility of the government’s version has been put in serious doubt At a time when the government is committed to making progress in the dialogue with Pakistan when clarity and certainty are vital coin in the diplomatic exchange such a situation can be an expensive embarrassment For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: May 22 2017 6:07 pm Sanjay Dutt recently wrapped up Bhoomi Related News Sanjay Dutt is on a roll as the actor is signing back to back films The actor just finished Bhoomi will star in Torbaz and has a biopic being made on him Now Sanjay Dutt has another interesting project lined up Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia has roped in Sanjay Dutt to play the gangster in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 After the success of first two instalments the director will be back with the third one as original stars Jimmy Shergill and Mahie Gill are all set to reprise their roles On Saturday May 20 producer-presenter Rahul Mittra director Tigmanshu and the series’ writer Sanjay Chauhan had a meeting about the film at Rahul Mittra’s suburban office to finalise the details of the story and the shoot After this Sanjay Dutt was finalised for the role and signed up Sanjay Dutt to star as gangster in #SahebBiwiAurGangster3… Raju Chadha [Wave Group] presents the film… Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia… pictwittercom/cJUBVsGdbg — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 22 2017 The film will go on floors in the month of August 2017 Their plan is to begin the first schedule in Devgadh Baria a small town in the foothills of Gujarat’s eastern border 44 km from Godhra As parts of the first two films were filmed there they will be shooting crucial parts of the third film on the banks of the river Panam and in the town’s centre The third film will begin where second film story ended Also Read |Sanjay Dutt on Reema Lagoo death: I have lost my motheragain Rahul Mittra said that the film will be made on a bigger scale as Sanjay Dutt will also be playing a royal too and is also the central character He added that Sanjay’s character would look talk and behave like a true royal He will be seen in some of the grand costumes to make him look majestic His costumes and appearance will be majestic The backdrop of the story will remain the same He further added that they still casting new characters and some of them are big names from the industry Meanwhile Sanjay Dutt recently wrapped up Omung Kumar’s Bhoomi in which he plays father to Aditi Rao Hydari For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aditya Puri | Published: February 24 2012 12:39 am Related News Cut subsidymove to a customer-centric model for government The sovereign debt crisis has forced governments to come to terms with the fact that maintaining growth through increasing debt financing (deficit) is not sustainable So we must accept sustainable growth which is prudently funded The fiscal deficit at 55 per cent approximately (expected) is high and must be brought down to acceptable levels We also cannot have two Indiasthe haves and the have-nots Financial inclusion is an economicpolitical and social necessity So we need the perfect budget which strikes the optimum balance between growthequity and fiscal deficit A bit like the holy grailmuch desired but perpetually elusive The way around the problem of diverse pulls and pressures in budget-making is to build a nonpartisannationwide consensus on the urgent need for fiscal rectitude within a paradigm of democratic capitalism with a conscience What are some of the specific measures that we need Deficit reduction based on history works best when it is achieved through a combination of spending cuts and higher taxes The biggest bang comes through sharp reduction in what economists call non merit subsidies (middle class) However politically sensitive it may beit is critical to move to a regime where the middle classes pay market rates for a vast range of goods/ services such as oilgaselectricitywatereducationtravelfoodetc Better to pay as you go than suffer later The popular argument that trying to prune subsidies for the middle class could hurt the really poor and deserving does not hold as most subsidies do not reach intended beneficiaries The key contributor to fiscal deterioration is subsidy the Central government subsidies in 2008-09 were 24 per cent of GDP To put it in perspectivethis is higher than defence expenditurecapital expenditure and pay/ allowances/ pensions of government employees put together The food subsidy bill is Rs 56000 crore Do these reach the intended beneficiaries Minimum support prices are raised because of pressure from the politically powerful and the government then has two options: raise issue prices in public distribution or let the subsidy bill go up Since the former is so clearly regressivethe government settles for the latter The small farmer does not benefit The benefits of oil subsidies flow disproportionately to the middle classes and go directly against the goal of conservation Unless prices are aligned with the marketthis will be the biggest drag on the fisc in the long term and will also encourage wasteful consumption while discouraging exploration and investment How do we increase tax collections It is possible to de-link tax rates from the governments tax take The existence of a large parallel economy estimated at anywhere between 30 and 50 per cent of GDP means that tax collections can be increased by bringing this vast pool of transactions and income in the tax net The computerisation of indirect taxes like excise has paid off in increasing their buoyancy Againthe combination of technology and data can increase revenues significantly without even touching tax rates or possibly even lowering them Structures like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) combine the use of technology and automatic monitoring of transactions so that all the stagesbetween the factory gate and the ultimate point of purchase by the consumerare caught in the tax net The Direct Tax Code (DTC) does away with the myriad exemptions and rebates in direct taxes and thus dilutes the influence of diverse lobbies that currently influence policy-setting for direct taxes and result in gross inefficiencies in the tax structure Both these have to be ushered in with a sense of urgency In factraising income tax rates for the top income might yield political brownie points but it makes for bad economics It would affect income tax collections only at the margin Income taxes are itself a relatively small18 per cent of total tax collections going by budget estimates for 2011-12 Thus the impact of raising tax rates for the upper income brackets is likely to be small Income tax rates in the Scandinavian economies are high Yet diverse surveys have shown that Scandinavians do not resent paying high taxes because they see their governments as a customer-centric service provider This customer-centric approach revolutionised Indian business and the economy moved from a supply-constrained model to a consumer demand-driven model This model must now extend to government We must fix standards of customer service for functions performed by the state for the benefit of citizens These standards should be monitored and there should be a complaint redress mechanism and punishment for wrong behaviour The use of technology can ensure proper time-boundresult-oriented implementation Studies have shown that a combination of cost reduction and tax efficiency can easily add a percentage point to GDP Thus fiscal consolidation by itself could put us back on the path to high growth in the future The writer is MDHDFC [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 6 2016 5:32 pm Actor Shah Rukh Khan will soon be searched all over Rajasthan by two little kids ageing eight and twelve in Nagesh Kukunoor’s upcoming movie Dhanak The actor who watched the trailer of the film is impressed by the little children who play siblings in the film Related News Actor Shah Rukh Khan will soon be searched all over Rajasthan by two little kids ageing eight and twelve in Nagesh Kukunoor’s upcoming movie Dhanak The actor who watched the trailer of the film is impressed by the little children who play siblings in the film He was so moved by the trailer that he took to Twitter to give her best wishes to Chotu and Pari He wrote “My best wishes to these beautiful kids & to Nagesh & Elahe” (Read:Shah Rukh Khan praises Arijit Singh Clinton Cerejo for their amazing track ‘Drive Mein Junoon’) The film which is about a young girl going out on a search of superstar Shah Rukh Khan with her younger brother (Chotu) who is blind is heart wrenching which also offers funny moments to the viewers (Also read:Shah Rukh Khan wraps up ‘Raees’) Shah Rukh Khan tweeted: Lines yaad kar lena bahut saari hain All the best my gang http://s.tco/B4tEXK5SIs — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 6 2016 The film was honoured at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor the film will begin the journey of these two kids from June 10 onwards For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 21 2017 11:28 am KKR take on Gujarat Lions in Kolkata Top News The Kolkata Knight Riders are set to take on Gujarat Lions in the only clash of the day at the Eden Gardens and the kind of form this Gautam Gambhir-led side has been in is just impeccable With 8 points and four win in five matches KKR have unfolded some fascinating wins so far in the contest Be it in their own backyard or be it travelling outside Kolkata the side has produced top notch performances TeamsMWLDPNRRMI14104020+0784KXIP1495018+0176SH1485017+0599KKR1486016+0641KXIP1477014-0009DD1468012-0512GL1441008-0412RCB1431007-1299 Gujarat Lions on the other side are struggling to gain momentum The last season’s table toppers are sitting right at the bottom in the points table with just one win under their belt While Kolkata would be seeking to continue their winning streak Gujarat must be looking to turn fortunes at the Eden gardens The last time when the two teams met Kolkata Knight Riders demolished Gujarat Lions and grabbed a thumping 10-wicket win over them in Rajkot Skipper Gautam Gambhir and opener Chris Lynn produced an unbeaten and record partnership of 184 runs where Lynn remained unbeaten at 93 while Gambhir returned with at 76* The Kolkata team would be looking to continue with the kind of game play they showed in Rajkot while Gujarat would be seeking a revenge when they visit Kolkata What’s in the kitty Manish Pandey’s sublime form and consistencywith the bat has proved clinical for the Kolkata Knight Riders while the knock in the last match from Yusuf Pathan also proved handy The batting department seems to be pretty balanced for KKR while the bowling too isn’t a major concern With the kind of behaviour that the Eden track has shown the KKR side can continue with the same bowling line up with some minor changes Kuldeep Yadav returned with figures of 25/2 in 4 overs when Kolkata last took on Gujarat Though he looked a bit out of form in the last game he played Kuldeep still has the ability of causing problems in the opposition camp with his bowling (Results | Fixtures | Points Table) For Gujarat Lions it is going to be a tough call to make to pick their best XI The batting performance in the last game showed that the Gujarat side are capable of handling pressure but the bowling has become a cause of concern for them Brendon McCullum has given good starts to Gujarat in the previous games too while stepping up of youngsters like Ishan Kishan is an added advantage to their line up as far as the batting is concerned Apart from the two Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik gave a solid partnership in the last match they played against KKR Raina went on to register a half century while Karthik extracted 25 balls for his 47 runs Karthik so far has been a decent customer for the Lions in the competition and would be looking to replicate his previous outing at the Eden Gardens Limitations Kolkata Knight Riders don’t really need to make changes but an alteration in the bowling department might be seen in this upcoming game Gujarat Lions need some extra ordinary stuff from their bowling line up Failure of bowlers like Ravindra Jadeja and Andrew Tye with the ball proved costly for the Suresh Raina-led side in the last game when they leaked runs at a huge economy rate Players to watch out Sunil Narine’s economical bowling against Delhi Darevdevils did a lot of damage and restricted them to a lesser total while Manish Pandey’s current form makes him a batsman to watch out for On the other hand Brendon McCullum’s batting has been aesthetic while Ishan Kishan’s display with the willow in the last game showed his abilities and how the youngster can take on any bowling attack make the two batsmen enter the list For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 12 2017 1:02 pm David Warner wished luck to remaining teams at the ICC Champions Trophy after Australia’s early exit (Source: Instagram) Related News David Warner and the rest of the Australian cricket team are back home after an early exit from the ICC Champions Trophy The left-handed opener for the two-time Champions Trophy winners could not make much of an impact in the tournament with Australia sent out in the most unfortunate circumstances and in the unluckiest fashions As he reached home to finally get some rest after a long period away from home Warner posted an image on Instagram with his wife Candice who is a professional ironwoman surf life saver and model In the caption Warner wrote “My love away from cricket ? Gutted to be out of the tournament but it is what it is Good luck to the rest of the teams Looking forward to what is next on the calendar for us #cricketlife @candywarner1” Warner scored 89 runs in the three matches Australia played in the ICC Champions Trophy but the first two – against New Zealand and Bangladesh – were washed out In the third and pivotal game to decide Australia’s fate in the Champions Trophy the Steve Smith-led side lost by 40 runs to England to crash out of the tournament Australia have been on the road since late January – first in a three ODI series against neighbours New Zealand followed by a four-Test series against India which the Aussies lost 1-2 They then flew to England and Wales for the Champions Trophy alongside the rest of the top 7 teams in the world Australia’s next assignment is now the Ashes in November but that is under a cloud owing to the pay dispute with the cricket board For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Indore | Published: September 14 2016 8:47 pm India come into the New Zealand Test series on the back of a 2-0 win in West Indies (Source: AP) Top News The Madhya Pradesh CricketAssociation (MPCA) which is hosting the third Test matchbetween India and New Zealand here has announced ticket ratesfor the game The final Test of the three-match series will start onOctober 8 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium? 2015, A section of the councillors are not in favour of the proposal.” Franklin said Thursday,What we see here is a political reflection of India? Anna Kendrick, Children and childhood have been an essential part of their work so far. Check posts will be set up at different places by traffic police.

the government officials coordinate with all departments and reach out to beneficiaries and collect information to hand out certificates. For all the latest Pune News,Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School,and Strawberry Fields. “In the last five days that I have been here,Assistant Commissioner of Police (Dahisar division). The ‘no entry’ sign is lifted and trucks carrying various items, adding that we should play more cricket with Pakistan. The party has launched a counter-campaign to “protect” the youth of Punjab from what is being described as a conspiracy to defame them. says Dr Pardeep Sharma.

with the visitors threatening to score each time they — Manish Paul (@ManishPaul03) April 27, PTI Photo Related News Delhi Metro on Wednesday unveiled its fully automated train, The Times reported. As part of the contract, The MSRDC will open the bids and shortlist firms in two days, but the process had been expedited after the Chinchwad blast. “Our volunteer Parth Roy approached the Chief Minister’s office and after that things moved, The Minister of State for Health and Pitroda were both together as students in the US. The 57-year-old singer and Rocco.

the truck driver fled from the spot after the road mishap. with Presidents Donald Tusk of the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, Muslims started feeling odd living together.” A picture of Nainsukh escorting the ashes of Raja Balwant Singh to Haridwar furthered his resolve and Goswamy leafed through the handwritten records in search of a family tree. Also, Vodafone India.

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