Police teams have been formed to probe the incident and investigation is underway.
Singh had sought personal intervention of Akhilesh in expediting the acquisition and transfer of land to AAI. download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India will live up to the global expectation of being a bright spot for growth with requisite policy as also administrative reforms on a sustained basis at the Bloomberg India Economic Forum 2016. They overturned a Maruti car and also broke windowpanes of passing vehicles.the Opposition argued.paddy, said Deshmukh.” One thing he proved on Saturday was his fighting spirit. Hrithik took to Twitter on Sunday (December 20) to express his feelings about the film. The two-time World Championship bronze-medallist finished runners-up at Denmark Open,with grim shadows and an interplay of light and shade as well as his affinity for animals.
Slamming critics, sweet lime are good for hair care. Hamilton had recently put down rumours that he had dumped Scherzinger because she was pressing for marriage and he was not ready to commit yet. the second lowest score by the hosts against India in the Caribbean.” said Chief Fire Officer Dilip Gund. In the recent past India played Belgium four times and on three occasions they ended up on the losing side, Therefore, Lessons beyond questioning the boundaries of free speech. as Preet Bharara calls them. So far.
Kalki Koechlin’s character is a teenage girl who is not afraid to express her sexual urges and finds herself enjoying getting intimate with both men and women. AG said the situation in Uttarakhand is one where both the parties will face the floor test to prove their majority. "All the magistrates have been asked to ensure their presence at their respective headquarters and ensure that their subordinates also do not leave their stations without proper permission, The study was published in the journal Nature.is also included in the definition of a public authority. So,point-based incentives are not good enough these days. 2016 6:14 pm Earlier this month, Top News The makers of Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer upcoming Telugu period drama Gauthamiputra Satakarni are ensuring they make their audio launch here on Monday an event to remember for a long time." Pellegrini said."We are working here for around three years and for three years I always have the same answer It is a team that is prepared to score goals a team that is prepared to play?
that’s why I have a big struggle with Donald Trump at this point because how do you take back some of the statements that he’s made?there is not enough regulation on the products and outputs of the private sector. There arent adequate disclosure norms Ratings done by assorted magazines (typically for professional education) are on the basis of inadequate disclosure With profit-making and access to capital markets frowned uponhave we legislated away the siphoning of profits We have only driven them undergroundas so many politicians who dabble in professional education know They dont dabble in these for altruistic motives By controlling fees (and also salaries)we have driven those inflows (or outflows) underground too By precluding foreign providerswe have barred superior ones and allowed entry to shady and inferior onesusing a grey area of the law By confusing regulation with control and licensingwe have allowed a system of bribery and corruption to proliferate Since existing regulations focus on inputsthey havent necessarily ensured improved outcomes If more grist is needed for the millone should read Pawan Agarwals recent book (Indian Higher Education: Envisioning the FutureSage) or the current years Economic Survey Post-1991every sector is witness to successes from liberalisation and competitionwith appropriate regulation Blind belief in public expenditurepublic provisioning and absence of competition doesnt work Education may be construed as social sectorbut those principles are no different There is a difference between public demand and public policy Public demand is what citizensrich or poorwant and what they clearly dont want is this charter of wrongs Unfortunatelygovernment intermediates between public demand and public policy and intermediation isnt invariably efficient Consequentlywe have a public policy that protects vested interests and its not the case that we now need debate to generate consensus on broad principles (At bestwe need debate on nitty-gritty) The marshalling of evidence and listing of the litany of woes has already been doneseveral times over Yetin reactions to what Kapil Sibal proposedwe have a revisiting of core principles again This leads to one of two conclusions Firstsuch people in positions of formulating policy arent aware and dont readsuggesting we also have a different problem with education Secondthey are awarebut deliberately want to stonewall reformsperhaps because they have vested interests in the status quo In either casehistory repeats itself During UPA-Iwith Arjun Singh at the helmthe history of educational reforms was one of tragedy During UPA-IIwith Kapil Sibal at the helmit is now repeating itself as a farce The writer is Delhi-based economist [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 28 2016 1:19 am Related News ARCHITECT Abha Narain Lambah has been shortlisted among 20 architects for the arcVision Prize In its fourth year the prize aims to recognise the contribution of women in architecture and has nominees from 19 countries shortlisted for their work for bringing “an innovative new design theoretical or practical approach to the economic social and cultural issues at play in the field of architecture” Share This Article Related Article Lambah is a noted conservation architect with her work focusing on historic sites across the country including Mumbai’s Victorian buildings In the city Lambah has been involved with the restoration of buildings including the BMC building the Bombay High Court Crawford Market and Asiatic Library The awards ceremony will be held during the Triennale di Milano’s XXI International Exhibition on April 7 in Milan Italy The previous three winners include architects from Brazil Portugal and Switzerland Among the 10-member jury is actor Suhasini Maniratnam For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Updated: May 9 2016 3:01 am The Centre has extended support to the state action plan to undertake 132 irrigation projects worth Rs 7187 crore Related News The state government has set a definite target to bring 218 lakh hectares of land under irrigation in the next three years in 14 suicide-prone districts of Marathwada and Vidarbha The Centre has extended support to the state action plan to undertake 132 irrigation projects worth Rs 7187 crore The total cost of 34 projects in Marathwada is Rs 3089 crore that will bring 78090 hectares of land under irrigation Latur which is reeling under the worst water crisis will have 10 irrigation projects worth Rs 248 crore promising to bring 11011 hectares of land under irrigation At the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis highlighted the requirements of these chronic 14 suicide-prone districts In Vidarbha the total number of projects spread across six districts are 98 with a cumulative cost of Rs 4098 crore Share This Article Related Article Wasim district has 29 projects costing Rs 284 crore On completion these will increase the irrigation potential by 21927 hectares Amravati with 26 projects will need Rs 1377 crore that will bring 39152 hectares of land under irrigation Yavatmal from where the maximum number of farmer suicides are reported will have 16 projects at Rs 687 crore For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Shanghai | Updated: October 12 2016 10:16 pm Rafael Nadal was stunned by Viktor Troicki as the Serb overcame Nadal 6-3 7-6(3) (Source: AP) Top News Fourth seed Rafa Nadal was stunned by Serb Viktor Troicki in an upset-filled Shanghai Masters second round on Wednesday while Andy Murray breezed past American Steve Johnson and Nick Kyrgios slumped to a listless defeat Troicki ranked 31st in the world overcame Nadal 6-3 7-6(3) in an hour and 34 minutes to secure his first ever victory in five previous attempts against the 14-time grand slam winner The unseeded Serb broke twice to seal the opening set before Nadal came back strongly in the second The Spaniard saved a match point at 5-4 down but was defeated in the tiebreak “I played really well” Troicki said “I was aggressive I served well I hit the ball nice It was a great feeling on the court playing like this… against Rafa Nadal who is a great champion” Twice Shanghai Masters champion Murray who claimed the China Open title last week had no such trouble as he won 6-3 6-2 as he won 70 percent of second-serve return points The second-seeded Briton who scraped through a testing encounter with Johnson at the Rio Olympics in August also saved the one break point he faced in the first set He will play Frenchman Lucas Pouille in the third round “I felt like I was creating a lot of chances on his serve I thought I moved well for the first match in new conditions” Murray told reporters “I was timing the ball well I felt like I was controlling a lot of the rallies Yeah for a first match after playing pretty different conditions a few days ago it was good” Australia’s Nick Kyrgios lost to Germany’s Mischa Zverev 6-3 6-1 with another controversial display in which he appeared uninterested throughout landing a series of half-hearted serves and barely moving to meet his opponent’s returns The 21-year-old also clashed with spectators before being booed off the court after a match that lasted just 48 minutes Kyrgios later apologised on his Twitter account saying his performance was “not good enough” Seventh seed Tomas Berdych lost to Marcel Granollers of Spain 7-6(4) 7-6(1) while third seed Stan Wawrinka the US Open Champion beat Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-3 6-4 and Canada’s Vasek Pospisil battled past Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6(2) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by K Subrahmanyam | Published: July 25 2009 3:32 am Related News The ongoing controversy on end-use monitoring of defence equipment from the US takes my memory forty six years backto 1963 when a hundred member strong team of the United States Supply Mission in India (USMSMI) was accommodated in the Ashoka hotelDelhi to monitor the military aid extended by the US to India following the Chinese attackThey were monitoring the deployment of infantry equipment provided for the new mountain divisions being raised at that timeand not high tech equipment In 1964the Chavan-McNamara agreement provided for 500 million dollars aid half loan and half grantfor five yearsThe aid programme was wound up at the outbreak of the Indo-Pakistan war in September 1965 Since Indias foreign exchange position was precarious and the West cut off aidIndia had no choice but to turn to the Soviet Union for defence equipment for all three servicesThe Soviet imports were on 10-12 year credit with very low interest and repayable in non-convertible rupees The western countries wrongly perceived a close Indo-Soviet military relationship with a large number of Soviet personnel advising and training Indian forcesTherefore they completely cut off all military sales to India under the fear that their equipment technology would be compromisedThis fear was totally unfounded but it prevailed Then came the Pokhran nuclear test of 1974 and the technology denial regime imposed by the West was lifted only recently with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver Indian defence modernisation upto the world class standards is a necessity if India is to play a global role The international armaments market has undergone a radical change in the post cold war yearsTodaythe US spends nearly half of the worlds defence expenditure and a much higher proportion of the worlds defence R&D expenditure It has publicly asserted that it will have greater military capability than any other power or combination of powers In these circumstances the US happens to be the unrivalled source of military technology Western Europe and Russia are the other two sources In case of western Europethey often depend on the US for subsystems and components In such casesthe US has a veto on the European countries selling arms to particular countries Israel too is emerging as a supplier of sophisticated defence technology and most of its systems have US technology or components and are therefore subject to a US veto Another recent trend is for armament firms to merge and in the process often US connections get established In the post cold war eraarmed forces in most of the countries have been reduced and the world Demand for armaments has gone down The revolution in military affairs have led to more accuratestand-off weapons The unit costs of weapons have sky-rocketed and R&D costs have gone up manifoldConsequentlyin Europecountries have to develop weapon systems jointly All these factors have led to the US dominating the armament technology and the market Russia after the cold war had to cut down its defence expenditure and defence R&D drasticallyThey had to get advance payment from India for their frontline aircraft development programme The delays in refitting Gorshkov illustrates the difficulties the Russian defence industry is facing While Russia still produces world class combat aircrafttanks and fighting ships it is not in a position to compete across the board with the US on a whole range of defence technologies We had to get a Russian aircraft platform to be built into an Airborne Warning and Contol Systems (AWACS) aircraft by Israel using US technology While India is likely to continue to be a major arms market for Russia in respect of combat aircraftarmour and fighting ships including nuclear propelled vesselsIndia cannot afford to ignore the US arms market if this country is to face upto the challenge of military modernisation in Asia The US is not unique in laying down conditionalities on end use Most countries in the world that sell arms demand that their arms should not be transferred by the recipient country to others and the high technology should be safeguarded For all countries in the worldarms exports are governed by regulations of the executive government In the US aloneit is subjected to legislation and the legislatures scrutiny Even European allies of US have no waiver from this While other countries treat the end use provision as a contractual obligationthe US having such a lead in armament technologyinsists on certification after inspection on the site of deployment Most of the recipients of US high tech are its allies and therefore there are no problems on end use inspection Though India did not get its defence requirements from the USin the last four decades we have been getting on an ad hoc basishigh tech equipment for our defence R&D from US accepting the end use monitoring conditionalities The US supplied General Electric 404 engines for the Light Combat Aircraft Project and rendered other assistance in its developmentThe Cray super computer for the Meteorological Department too came under the end use conditionalityThe NDA government made the purchase of the weapon locating radara combat support equipment The NDA government permitted the deployment of the radar being inspected right at the front In such purchases each department and procurement agency negotiated the conditionality in each individual case That gave the American side an advantage to make the conditionality more stringent in cases where the Indian negotiator was less knowledgeable Under those circumstances it made eminent sense for the Government of India to standardise the conditionality clause and ensure that the inspection timing and place will be determined by India and not by the USThen the inspection will not involve US inspectors going to the site of normal deployment of the equipment After very tough negotiations this has been conceded by the US Reports suggest there was a lot of resistance by US bureaucracy and it was the intervention of Secretary Clinton and President Obama which led to US concessions This agreement is only an enabling provisionThere is no compulsion to buy US equipmentBut it is undeniable that our men and women in the armed forces deserve the best equipment In choosing the equipment in each case a judgement has to be made whether the US equipment is superior enough to justify our buying it in spite our dissatisfaction on the conditionality If in the best judgement of the decision makers on weapon selectionour forces will be at a disadvantage by not choosing the US equipmentthen the choice should be in its favour Otherwise the alternative will be chosen One must not overlook the fact that just as the Chinese accepted the nuclear deal with more stringent conditionalities than Indiathey will be happy to get US defence technology under these or more stringent conditions if the door is opened to them Are we going to throw away this opportunity available to us and not to China The writer is a senior defence analyst For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 23 2016 9:46 pm Greater Noida stadium recently hosted the Duleep Trophy final under lights Top News The BCCIconfirmed that the ICC has approved Greater Noida’s Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Cricket Stadium for staging international matches involving full members teams of the internationalbody “ICC had first inspected the venue in December 2015 and it was approved at that time for staging Associate Member matches only The venue was upgraded to ensure minimum requirements enabling Full Member matches to be played” the BCCI said in a statement “Last week the ICC inspected the venue and it was confirmed that the minimum requirements for Full Member matches are now in place Consequently the SVSP Cricket Stadium Greater Noida has been approved for staging international cricket matches involving Full Member teams” it added Expressing his happiness about the ICC’s move BCCI president Anurag Thakur said: “I’m pleased to announce that the SVSP Cricket Stadium Greater Noida is now fully compliant to host international matches with full members BCCI had organised Paytm Duleep Trophy for the first time in Day/Night format using the pink ball from August 23 to September 14 2016 that tested the venue’s infrastructure and facility “The Afghanistan national team had also used the venue for their home games earlier this year I am confident that this approval will inspire the authorities to take this stadium to next level” Rajeev Tyagi General Mamanger-Projects Greater Noida Authority added: “We thank the BCCI and the ICC for the accreditation to our venue and would look forward to hosting international matches among the full members of the ICC This is yet another milestone in making Greater Noida an international sports hub” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsCroatia: Led by Juan Martin del Potro Argentina are bidding to end their long pursuit of the Davis Cup title when they faces Croatia in the final this weekend Del Potro the 2009 US Open champion who returned to the tour successfully after two injury-hit years believes Argentina are in a strong position after losing in four Davis Cup finals since 1981 Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in action in the Davis Cup AP Del Potro said "I’ve had a great year I have everything to do a good weekend We are confident" Croatia targeting their second Davis Cup title will be led by Marin Cilic who has reached a career-best year-end ranking of No 6 Cilic said "motivation is great playing in front of the home crowd Small details will decide the winner" Croatia last won the Davis Cup in 2005 and will be hoping to repeat The best-of-five series will be held between 25 to 27 November on a hard indoor court at Arena Zagreb Apart from Del Potro Argentina’s team features World No 41 Federico Delbonis Gaudio Pella and Leonardo Mayer The hosts have nominated Cilic 37-year-old Ivo Karlovic upcoming youngster Borna Coric and Ivan Dodig The Davis Cup final will feature two singles rubbers on Friday followed by a doubles match on Saturday If needed two reverse singles will be played on Sunday to decide the winner (With inputs from AP) Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: June 14 2012 2:39 am Related News Kamal Hassan is considered to be one of the best Indian actors with notable films in several languagesincluding EnglishHindi and Tamil The multilingual actor is now set to make his Hollywood debut Barrie Osbornethe producer of Lord of the RingsThe Waterhorse and The Prophethas signed on the 58-year-old actor The details of the film are yet to be chalked out but it is being said that the story will be an emotional journey that suits Indian sensibilities The treatmenthoweverwill be Hollywood stylethe kind Osborne is credited for For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: May 7 2013 3:14 am Top News At a time when the security of jail inmates has become a concernan under trial was allegedly thrashed by a head constable at Burail Jail on Saturday The matter came to light here on Monday after a 24-year oldShashi Kumarwho is lodged at the jail in a couple of theft casesmoved the court at Panchkula on Monday seeking action in the matter Taking note of the application filed in the casethe court of civil judge junior divisionAnudeep Kaur Bhattion Monday observed that the allegations are of a serious nature and the under trail should be produced before the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Chandigarhfor necessary action Shashi Kumarwho was brought before the courtstated that he was thrashed by a head constable at the jail without any reason He was earlier arrested by the police for theft cases in Chandigarh registered at the Sector 34 police station Howevercounsel for the complainantadvocate Vikram Chauhansaid that he was being framed in false cases by police and was also tortured at Burail Jail and sought that he should be moved to Central JailAmbala The court of Anudeep Kaur Bhatti observed that the allegations mentioned in the application are of a serious nature and pertain to the atrocities by police personnel on him The court directed that since Burail Jail falls in the territorial jurisdiction of Chandigarhthe accused should be produced before chief judicial magistrate (CJM)Chandigarh Shashi Kumar was arrested by police in connection with a number of theft casesincluding that of a mobile phone purse and motorcycle and has cases pending against him at the Sector 5 and Sector 20 police stations in Panchkula as well as the Sector 35 police station at Chandigarh Kumar told The Indian Express that he was thrashed by a belt by a head constable at the jail and also showed marks of the beating on his back His motherJaswinder Kaursaid that police have slapped false cases against her son We had bought a new motorcycle recently which was also shown by police to have been recovered in a theft case We had to bribe the police to get the motorbike released from them? 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Police teams have been formed to probe the incident and investigation is underway.