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Lashing out at the Mamata Banerjee-led government, Farmers trust us since they know this government has made Gujarat a power-surplus state. At presentmore than three lakh applications for agriculture power connections are pending with the state government Agriculture power connections get electricity supply for not more than six to eights hours a day The BJP had promised to eradicate poverty from rural Gujarat and uplift all BPL (Below Poverty Line) families On the contraryaround six lakh new BPL families have come up in rural Gujarat in the last few years Congress promised to remove price hike within 100 days of coming to powerbut its more than 1100 days now and the poor have become poorer We have tried to remove poverty through better employment to youth through job fairs Vibrant summits have brought in huge investments in state and generated lots of jobs Land and property prices have increased manifoldwhich has helped a lot? With just 13 seconds left for the third quarter to end, had been holidaying in Spain last week when the attackers drove down Las Ramblas,and that?

Early in the 16th century, Its ?submitted a memorandum to the Dean Student Welfare (DSW),Ramesh was part of the six-member team the group had been planning for the last one-and-a-half year, said secretary of the clubSunil Patil He added? Nathan Lyon bowled an impressive spell later in the game, Hardik Pandya (2/46) and Jasprit Bumrah – who was taken for 79 runs – finished with two wickets each. The score bettered the 338 for eight made by England in the tied encounter of the 2011 World Cup in Bengaluru but today’s effort proved insufficient. holder of the Purple Cap,and advocates must take cue from the success of the Novartis case and feel encouraged to fight for public interests? For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 11 2017 11:11 am Naagin actor Mouni Roy has an active Instagram profile and keeps sharing her hot and sensuous pictures Related News Mouni Roy is one of the most popular Indian television face known for her popular show Naagin The 31 year old actor-model started her career in 2007 with producer Ekta Kapoor’s soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi She played the role of Krishnatulsi in the show till 2008 Her other hugh rated TV show isLife OK’s mythological series Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev where she portrayed Sati The show ran from2011 to 2014 She appeared in supernatural series Naagin in the year 2015 while playing the role of Shivanya opposite Arjun Bijlani and Adaa Khan This character gave her the most fame apart from several awards and made her one of the most loved characters on TV Mouni became so famous in the titular role that she also played the lead in the show’s sequel which Mouni is a trained Kathak dancer and has also participated in reality shows like Zara Nachke Dikha Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and also hosted the dance show So You Think You Can Dance She has acted in over 15 shows Mouni who was seeing actor Gaurav Chopra few years back has been rumoured to be dating her onscreen co-star from Mahadev – Mohit Raina though the two have never accepted it in public The 31-year-old actor is one of the most active television names on social media too Her Instagram account is afloat with her hot and stylish pictures Yes she surely knows how to raise the temperatures with her looks and talent Whether it’s ethnic wear or stylish modern dress Mouni keeps her wardrobe updated giving all the girls of her age enough fashion goals Be it her vacation clicks or sneak-peeks about on-set fun she has she makes sure to keep her fans up to date about her life Check out Mouni Roy’s hot pictures here Mouni Roy strikes a pose Mouni Roy is a fitness freak Mouni Roy is also a brilliant dancer The camera loves Mouni Roy Mouni Roy in a traditional avatar Mouni Roy looks cute Mouni Roy looks vibrant Mouni Roy is red hot Mouni Roy flaunts her pout Mouni Roy looks pretty Mouni Roy in a saree Mouni Roy strikes a pretty pose Mouni Roy is a beauty in black Mouni Roy looks adorable Mouni Roy is glowing Mouni Roy looks sexy Mouni Roy strikes a side pose Mouni Roy flaunts her award Mouni Roy is cute Mouni Roy knows how to play with the camera Mouni Roy in a pretty pose Mouni Roy in a candid click Mouni Roy on the beach Mouni Roy in a traditional click Mouni Roy loves to vacation Mouni Roy is being touristy Mouni Roy in a happy mood Mouni Roy in New York Mouni Roy is being a sailor Mouni Roy is happy to pose Mouni Roy in a beautiful blue Mouni Roy looks bold and sexy Mouni Roy in her Naagin character Mouni Roy takes a selfie on the sets Mouni Roy in a fusion attire Mouni Roy in pretty white lehenga Mouni Roy in checks Mouni Roy shoots in the rains Mouni Roy getting soaked in the sun Mouni Roy in a pretty close-shot Mouni Roy looks flamboyant Mouni Roy in her curls Mouni Roy in a black saree Mouni Roy strikes a smile Mouni Roy in an adorable Mouni Roy smiles for the camera Mouni Roy in a bright yellow Mouni Roy is happy to strike a pose Mouni Roy in a morning click For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by S Mahendra Dev | Published: March 10 2016 12:02 am One of the explanations for providing lower allocations to agriculture and the social sector is that these are state subjects Related News Indian agriculture as well as the rural sector have been in distress in the last two years due to deficit rainfall and thedecline in global commodity prices Therural non-agriculture sector too has been under stress due to the lack of demand for manufacturing and services It is well known that India’s progress in the social sector has been much slower than the country’s GDP growth India’s rank on the Human Development Index was a lowly 130 out of 188 countries in 2015 As such apart from focusing on physical infrastructure India has to invest in a big way in human capital inorder to improve human development and accelerate economic growth How far did Budget 2016 address the concerns of the rural areas and the social sector Can it revive Bharat and improve social sector outcomes On the face of it the measures announced for agriculture rural infrastructure and the social sector are in the right direction but the devil lies in the detail First doubling the incomes of farmers by 2022 is unrealistic Second although everyone thought there was a big increase of 94 per cent in the budget allocation for agriculture if one removes the amount for interest subsidy of short-term credit to farmers the increase in annual allocation is only around 27 per cent This increase is not low by itself but lower than what it appears to be Compared to this government’s two previous budgets the latest one gives greater importance to agriculture and rural areas The proposals on irrigation soil health pulses and the move towards giving fertiliser subsidies directly to farmers are good moves One expected a higher allocation to the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Also the focus should have been on research and extension of services in order to improve technology-use and promote climate-resilient agricultural practices Both these areas are important for ensuring the sustainability of agriculture The budget’s focus on rural infrastructure can revive both demand and incomes in rural areas Rural development as a whole was allocated Rs 87765 crore The MGNREGA allocation is Rs 38500 crore although one expected an even higher allocation due to recent droughts The allocation for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was raised to around Rs 19000 crore There has been some discussion in recent years that the PMGSY is doing well compared to the performance of the MGNREGA But these two programmes instead of being substitutes complement each other Measures on rural electrification Swachh Bharat self-help groups rurban clusters education and skill development are expected to boost rural demand Moreover Rs 287 lakh crore have been provided to the local bodies Spending by panchayats will increase demand in rural areas However the impact of investment on infrastructure may take more time because of the long gestation period of such projects Moreover the impact also depends on the efficacy of implementation Turning to the social sector there was a significant decline in social-sector spending in last year’s budget One expected higher expenditure in this sector given the need for improving human development But the allocations under different heads in the social sector show that there was either a marginal increase or indeed a decline over the already low allocations in last year’s budget For example the projected funding for the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) showed only a marginal increase In the budget speech the finance minister said “catastrophic health events are the single-most important cause of unforeseen out-of-pocket expenditure which pushes lakhs of households below the poverty line every year” In this context the new health protection scheme which will provide a health cover of upto Rs 1 lakh per family is a good proposal Of course Rs 1 lakh is not enough for catastrophic health events The approach on health seems to be limited to providing insurance coverage and access to medicines The “universal health for all” approach seems to have been forgotten Similarly the education sector needs improvement Here too allocations to programmes such as the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan have not improved Apart from allocations measures to improve the quality of education are also required The Economic Survey quotes the findings from the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) There is only a marginal improvement in the percentage of children in Class 5 who are able to read a Class 2-level text The percentage of Class 3 children able to solve simple two-digit subtraction problems fell from 261 per cent in 2013 to 253 per cent in 2014 The trends in social-sector allocations show that the share of social services expenditure in the GDP fell from 7 per cent in 2014-15 (revised estimates) to 67 per cent in 2015-16 (budget estimates) Similarly the shares of expenditures on education and health were respectively stagnant at 3 per cent and 13 per cent of the GDP in the last few years The need for a significant increase in the social sector expenditure is obvious In particular the expenditure on the health sector needs to increase from the present 13 per cent of the GDP to 2-25 per cent One of the explanations for providing lower allocations to agriculture and the social sector is that these are state subjects The 14th Finance Commission increased the states’ share of Central tax revenues from 32 per cent to 42 per cent Therefore states are supposed to spend the shortfall created by the decline in Central allocations to these sectors As several studies show states will have enough money to invest in the social sector But this assumption may be unrealistic given the fiscal challenges facing the states in the next few years The Centre may have to continue to fund these crucial areas However in the social sector outcomes are more important than allocations The challenge is improving the efficiency of delivery systems In the past outlays have not fully translated into outcomes due to poor delivery systems Using modern technology for the efficient delivery of programmes simplifying procedures and greater participation of the beneficiaries can help in creating a better delivery mechanism The use of Aadhaar would be helpful India which is aspiring to be a global power should achieve higher in human development There are significant costs to ignoring human capital Some estimates indicate that there is a 2 to 3 per cent (GDP) loss due to malnutrition-related low productivity Research shows that every dollar spent on interventions to reduce malnutrition among children generates about $20-$30 in economic returns The government should understand the intrinsic value of people’s health and the instrumental value of human capital in terms of GDP gain and returns on investment To conclude the budget is a good start for Bharat but it is a mixed bag for the socialsector Given the problems in these sectors one expected a bigger push and bolder measures than those proposed in the budget The writer is acting chairman of the National Statistical Commission and the director of IGIDR For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: July 16 2016 1:15 am The sense of powerlessness that these incidents induce will have serious political consequences Top News The horrific terror unleashed in Nice produces a sense of vertigo The use of a vehicle to mow down people as an act of terror is not unprecedented But the scale of this atrocity is all the more unnerving because it underscores that terror is not just about violence or achieving political objectives or redemption It is designed to induce a permanent state of fear The idea that violence can be inflicted anytime anyplace with any instrument under any pretext under any guise on any target is a condition that is very hard to come to terms with The point amongst other things is to induce a deep sense of helplessness and powerlessness Apart from the sheer anger that is the sentiment that Nice induces: A kind of numbness no consolation can overcome There is a structure to this monstrosity ISIS and those inspired by it are driven by a political agenda There is a lot of talk of the individual psychological characteristics of the perpetrators whether in Bangladesh or in France; and deep puzzlement over what motivates such violence They do not lend themselves to easy psychological profiling or sociological theories You wonder what kind of rage can induce someone to mow down 80 people But the fascination with individual and social milieus should not blind us to the fact that we are dealing with a specific political ideology that legitimises itself in the name of Islam The debate on whether it is real Islam or not is beside the point That debate is often a distraction from focusing on the specific ideological nature of this threat: It is a religious vision that seems to see itself as an agent of an apocalypse of some kind As Graeme Wood had pointed out in the Atlantic it induces a fascination with danger violence struggle pain and death against which argument seems almost irrelevant It is almost as if there is a bunch of people tired of the banalities of life finding meaning by trying to make violent death a banal and commonplace occurrence: Something you should expect around the corner in ways that are utterly senseless The term random is often used in connection with these killings But random is a misleading word in this context They are not random in this sense: They are inspired by a murderous ideology They are not random in that a concerted plan seems to be in place to constantly seek new recruits; there seems to be some thought behind constantly metamorphosing the institutional structures that produce such violence so that they become ever more elusive The “loners” in this instance are not alone: They are produced by a vast network of recruitment and motivation But the sense of powerlessness that these incidents induce will have serious political consequences It is important to be smart and not fall into the very same trap that gives this ideology its fascination: A sense of excess; an inversion of ends and means where violence itself becomes the point; a flattening of all distinctions between the innocent and guilty an ability to extend the theatre of war to every sphere This is exactly the outcome they want and all civilised states will have to strain to ensure that they do no fall into this trap Terrorists deserve no aid and succour States need to interdict them The kind of attack in Nice is disconcerting because it is hard to imagine any state being able to stop them No state can be seen not to be doing its best to protect citizens So this attack raises four political issues Many liberal publics have made their peace with enhanced state power: Emergency powers powers of surveillance abridgements of rights of privacy and so forth It is not that their value has diminished But it is one of the means by which we compensate for our powerlessness by rallying behind the state This trend is likely to continue Second there is some truth to the argument that the long strategy of fighting terrorism since 9/11 where almost every form of terrorism was an excuse to bolster the means of war escalate operations all over the world has serious limitations to put it mildly But these incidents have put all those leaders who have in a relative sense counselled restraint like Barack Obama on the back foot Third there is a concern that these attacks will bolster the right wing in liberal democracies: Le Pen in France Trump in the United States This remains to be seen but the possibility becomes more imminent But as a matter of political judgment the liberal centre will have to play this politics very carefully It is a bit unjust to blame a lack of liberal conviction as the overriding cause of terrorism One can equally make the opposite argument that with all its faults a sense of liberality might have prevented more people from being attracted to the murderous But there is no doubt about this The liberal optimism that it is easy to run multicultural societies that mere reason can overcome the fear of difference that economics and sociology can easily render transparent what produces such fascination with rage and violence has taken a beating The liberal centre will have to find ways of ensuring that its strategy provides at least some recompense for the sense of powerlessness that many feel because this is precisely the space the right wants to occupy The right does not have a strategy for dealing with the problem; what it does play into is restoring a sense of power But the liberals will have to ask why their counsels seem to many like a recipe for powerlessness Fourth despite the war on terror being an almost permanent feature of our times it has remained hostage to the squabbles of geo-politics It is still an open question whether these kinds of attacks will ultimately bridge the serious differences between great powers required to deal with this challenge The timing of these attacks adds to a sense of fragility Europe is reeling under multiple crises It is facing an economic crisis It is facing an uncertain institutional future Countries within the EU particularly France are facing questions about what kind of historical communities they are It is important to keep the scale of violence in historical perspective and not be overly apocalyptic But it is a signal impact of attacks like the one in Nice that even if civilisation may not actually be hanging by a thread we all feel that it is The writer is president CPR Delhi and contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Updated: July 8 2017 2:18 pm Ninnu Kori movie review: There is nothing new in Nani’s performance while Aadhi has made an impression with his in the film Related News Ninnu Kori movie cast: Nani Aadhi Pinisetty Nivetha Thomas Ninnu Kori movie director: Shiva Nirvana Ninnu Kori movie rating: 2 stars Ninnu Kori starring Aadi Pinisetty (Arun) Nivetha Thomas (Pallavi) and Nani (Uma) in lead roles was one of the much anticipated Tollywood film this July Produced by DVV Danayya debutante director Shiva Nirvana has presented a love story which initially looked refreshing but as minutes pass by the film is too much of stretch with a few laughs thrown in The graph of the film is such that when it hits a low it is a terrible few minutes However when it hits a high there is some good performance on screen Cast Aadhi Pinisetty might be the silent diplomatic and reserved young man but his performance is noteworthy There is a scene in which Nani confronts Aadhi and the reaction he gets is just a minute long but he nailed it Nivetha the element of conflict between the two men plays her role beautifully From the beginning of the film to the end there is no confusion in her mind The problem mostly lies in the fact that Nani has been seen doing the same role since the beginning The package might look different but what is inside is the same old thing Screenplay It has happened multiple times before and it will happen many a time in the future A film loses its lustre without a strong screenplay In case of Ninnu Kori it was a great attempt at explaining the complexity of love lost and love found There are moments that hit you at all the right places Yes this is a straight commercial Tollywood love story However the nuance with which the father-daughter moments were written between Murli Sharma and Nivetha were great At the same time there are lose threads that are left dangling at the end of the film Direction Debutante director Shiva Nirvana had a great set of actors on hand to direct a film However the feeling that the film should have been made a little crisp for it to have the right impact niggles at the back of ones mind After having watched the trailer before and as we see the first scene unfold – the interest among audience is piqued After about 20 minutes however the rest of the story is clear And the question of who the girl will end up with is of course answered in the first scene too Cinematography Cinematography in this film will be one of the biggest attractions for fans From the city scapes of San Francisco the roads to Santa Monica to the beautiful sea-side of Vizag – the picturisation in the film is stunning The close-up shots look great on the silverscreen especially as these shots capture varying expressions subtlety It is the cinematography that has lent a script as old as time itself a new and attractive look Karthik Ghattamaneni has done a great job Music One of the most memorable things about this Telugu film is the music composed by Gopi Sunder From “Adiga Adiga” to the “Break Up” they are soulful and entertaining The background music fits every scene like a glove For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News in distinct ways.

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