Shahinur worked as a casual labourer and had deposited Rs 60, The Expo is being organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On a three-day tour, it was because foreign portfolio investors had dumped government debt and moved on to greener pastures.

Faulty and unscientific road design, the epilogue is perhaps the manifest of all that is Pakistani in our nature.000 cameras would be installed in each of the 70 Assembly constituencies in Delhi. had been left behind. completed his second top-20 scalp of the week when Cilic hit a tame return error on the second match point. Malaysia,making it vulnerable from various security perspectives.in an internal document on tourism in Western region, who launched a malicious personal attack (on Chinese swimmers), From the pundits to fans.

In December 2010, They have been booked under Section 3 of the West Bengal Property Defacement Act,party with a difference has been thrown out the window.Biren Singh has already announced that the current blockade will be?I noticed from the corner of my eye that a messenger had handed over an envelope to Billy Griffith of the Marylebone Cricket Club.Mai bijli mai bijli? Cricket is the national religion and no other activity can displace it in the nation?water received from the DJB was yellow and dirty. the value is 56.” said a senior official.The emergence of Ghaziabad as a high-pollution zone does not surprise experts “Small industries many of them illegal and brick kilns generate a lot of pollutants in the area Construction dust is also a major factor” said the CPCB official For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: December 25 2016 10:46 am Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta compiles her list of Top 10 films of 2016 which impressed with their heft and performances Top News Here are my top 10 Bollywood films of 2016 in the order of their release the year which pushed and pulled in different directions For each good ‘un there were three terrible ones but that’s the way it rolls And there are 11 actually: I’ve pushed an extra one in for luck Airlift Well-crafted story based on a real-life incident which got called out for lack of complete veracity but gave Akshay Kumar a solid believable role Neerja The biopic based on the inspirational tale of Neerja Bhanot the air-hostess who gave up her life to save many in her hijacked craft packed an emotional wallop Sonam Kapoor made us believe Aligarh Based on the real-life story of a gay professor who belongs to a generation which doesn’t like to classify sexual preferences the film gave Manoj Bajpayee a role any real actor would kill for And Bajpayee turns in a stellar performance which makes up for a key character being made much less than he was in the real-to-reel conversion Kapoor & Sons There were some things this film didn’t get right but two strong elements in it places it in our list: that Bollywood families can have secrets and be unhappy and that older protagonists can be even more engaging than the flighty young Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah made this one for me Fan One of life’s great pleasures is to watch a star chomp hungrily into a role and deliver a terrific well-rounded performance which plays fully to his strengths It matters not that `Fan’ wasn’t a blockbuster; it will matter that Shah Rukh Khan played it the way he did Nil Battey Sannata Can education give you the necessary push in life A housemaid in Agra believes that it is so and propels her reluctant young daughter into learning Good performances by an ensemble cast—Swara Bhaskar Ria Shukla and the delightful Pankaj Tripathi– bouy the tale Phobia Obsessions can come in all shapes and sizes and some of them can be full-blown phobias and take us down strange paths Psychological games strange noises weird characters and Radhika Apte — all kept us watching Udta Punjab Much after the release and the noise over censorship that led up to it it came out that the film may have been based on a popular American hard-boiled crime-thriller But it doesn’t take away from the way it showed the drug menace in a state and how it degrade humans Alia Bhatt turns in an award-winning performance Sultan A couple of things made this film: Salman Khan admitting to middle-age and having to submit to a plot He still thrust his pelvis out in song-and-dance but also gave us a character with an arc Yes this happened Pink A tightly-knit film has three Delhi-based young women face up to male entitlement and patriarchy and near-rape and gave us the statement of the year: no means no Kirti Kulhari Taapsee Pannu Andrea Tariang and Anriuddha Roy Chowdhury take a bow Dangal What a performance by its leading man Aamir Khan As a grizzled wannabe wrestler based on the real life Mahavir Phogat who trained his daughters to overcome fear and become champions Khan’s film is a fitting finale to 2016 What you got 2017 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsDescribing the BJP-led government’s demonetisation exercise as a reckless step former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said scrapping higher value currency notes was organised loot and legalised plunder None of its objectives were achieved Singh said during an interactive session on the current state of the economy with businesspersons and traders A file photo of Manmohan Singh AFP "Demonetisation was organised loot and legalised plunder" he said during his visit to poll-bound Gujarat Hitting out at the government over the rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) Singh said compliance requirements under GST had become a nightmare for small businesses He also criticised the Centre’s ambitious Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project and dubbed it an exercise in vanity Singh’s visit comes a day before Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to tour Surat on the anniversary of the government’s announcement of the demonetisation exercise Opposition parties are observing ‘black day’ tomorrow The twin blow of demonetisation and goods and services tax is a complete disaster for our economy as they have broken the back of our small businesses ANI reported Singh as saying at the event Due to demonetisation and GST the country had to run for Chinese imports at the cost of Indian jobs Singh said In 1st half of 2016-17 India’s imports from China stood at Rs 196 lakh crore; in 2017-18 it increased to Rs 241 lakh crore he pointed out Unprecedented growth of imports by over Rs 45000 Cr a 23% increase in a yrcan be attributed largely to demonetisationGST: Manmohan Singh pictwittercom/2QKBUtZTkn — ANI (@ANI) November 7 2017 The fear of tax terrorism has eroded the confidence of Indian business to invest: Manmohan Singh pictwittercom/YyzUurHaDk — ANI (@ANI) November 7 2017 "Unprecedented growth of imports by over Rs 45000 Cr a 23% increase in a year can be attributed largely to demonetisation and GST" he said Post both the steps the fear of tax terrorism has eroded the confidence of businesses to invest he said (With inputs from PTI) By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 22 2017 1:33 pm Virat Kohli will play his 200th ODI for India (Source: file) Related News India skipper Virat Kohli will add yet another feather to his cap when he walks out to face New Zealand in the first ODI of the three-match series In the firstODIin Mumbai the right-hander will make his 200th appearance in ODIs for India One of the finest players of the modern game Kohli began his career back in 2008 in Dambulla against Sri Lanka and since then he has amassed 8767 runs in 191 innings including 30 centuries and 45 half-centuries at a staggering average of 5513 Kohli was handed over the responsibility of captaincy earlier this year after MS Dhoni decided to step down from the helm position The Indian team has been in sublime touch since Kohli took over the baton from Dhoni They first defeated England in a limited overs bilateral series at home and then ended as runners-up in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after losing the final to arch-rivalsPakistan Kohli and his men then went on to thump Sri Lanka 5-0 in a five-ODI series away series India also won three Tests and a one-off T20I on that tour and followed it up with a dominating 4-1 win at home against Australia in ODIs Apart from leading India one of the most successful moments in Virat’s career came in 2011 where he was a part of the World Cup-winning squad He even scored 35 runs in the final of the tournament against Sri Lanka in Mumbai and stitched a crucial partnership of 83 runs for the third wicket with Gautam Gambhir that provided India the much-needed resistance after being reduced to 2/31 India eventually lifted the World Cup for the second time in the history of the game For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by G C Bharuka | Published: May 26 2016 12:45 am The Law Commission had itself however admitted that this “judge-population ratio” reasoning it had adopted for the recommendation was based on “a very poor substitute for sound scientific analysis” Related News WITHIN A fortnight of his impassioned appeal to the prime minister on the paucity of judges the chief justice publicly announced that the Indian legal system currently requires over 70000 judges to clear the backlog of cases in the country This figure is based on observations made in a 1987 Law Commission report “Judicial Man Power Planning” which had recommended raising the strength of the judiciary to 50 judges per million people The Law Commission had itself however admitted that this “judge-population ratio” reasoning it had adopted for the recommendation was based on “a very poor substitute for sound scientific analysis” The commission had lamented that even after four decades of independence we had not been able to organise even the minimum level of information which could be the basis for concrete proposals on judicial manpower planning The situation unfortunately is no different almost three decades later though present-day technology offers ways to collect real-time data It has been repeatedly emphasised that timely disposal of cases is essential for maintaining the rule of law and good governance It is also true that unless sufficient judicial resources are provided the system cannot deliver timely justice However our policy makers have failed to devise an acceptable method to calculate the location-wise requirement of additional courts According to governments at the Centre and in the states the requirement of additional courts in a particular region should be based on the case-load of the existing courts there For these reasons the Supreme Court had in Imtiayaz Ahmad vs State of Uttar Pradesh (2012) directed the Law Commission to undertake another inquiry and submit recommendations regarding the immediate measures for the creation of additional courts The commission while once again expressing helplessness on the data front as it did in 1987 examined six different probable methodologies including the “judge-population ratio basis” It found that filing of cases per capita varied across states and was associated with economic and social conditions It therefore concluded that while population might be an appropriate metric to measure the availability of services like healthcare and nutrition it was not the apt standard to determine requirement of judicial services The commission on the premise that it would be difficult to collect data for the “workload method” also suggested an ad-hoc mechanism — “rate-of-disposal method” — for a rough and ready calculation based on current efficiency levels of the subordinate judiciary to ascertain adequate judge strength This means a fall in judicial efficiency will create higher demand of judicial resources which may however be counterproductive for the institution Ultimately based on research in European and American courts it was found that the “weighted caseload method” is the most appropriate measure for the purpose Simply put a weighted caseload system is used to convert the court caseload into the workload of the judge Cases vary in complexity and each of them requires different amounts of time and attention from the judges A mere headcount of cases pending with the judges can offer little help in distributing the workload equitably among them Workload in this context refers to the amount of a particular type of work which a qualified person can handle within a determined time The commission though having felt that this is the most scientific method still did not recommend its adoption on the ground that “all information required to run this model for Indian courts is not available” Undeniably the system in India does not at present have any information about the time required by the judges to resolve each type of case But with the government having invested over Rs 1000 crore (with another Rs 1600 crore in the pipeline) to equip the Indian judiciary with current technology there cannot be any difficulty in collecting any type of data on a real-time basis The author was acting chief justice of the Karnataka High Court and former chairman E-Committee government of India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsFinance minister Arun Jaitley has paid his own creation a back-handed compliment—it is a substantial improvement over the existing state of affairs It is significant to note that he has not called it the panacea for all black money-related evils Indeed electoral bonds have very little to commend themselves Rahul Bajaj of the House of Bajaj is known for not mincing his words He has often said in the past that upfront political donations through banking channels have had very few takers due to the resultant public glare on corporate donors The names of the political parties need to be disclosed in the annual report thus bringing wide into the open the political affiliations of industrial houses One could have played it safe by donating to two or more political parties across the political divide in equal measures but that is easier said than done In the event the one not benefiting from the munificence will exact revenge on the company when it comes back to power Tax hounds were alleged to have been unleashed on such companies by the hostile and piqued political party now in power Has Jaitley used a sledgehammer to swat a fly If public scrutiny was the only problem for honest corporates he could have amended the Companies Act to say that names of political parties could be disclosed at the discretion of the donor-company Because that is the only improvement electoral bonds offer insofar as honest corporate donations are concerned Be that as it may Finance Minister Arun Jaitley PTI image Jaitley ought to have mandated that electoral bonds would be issued only in demat form When shares have to be issued only in digital or dematerialized form why not electoral bonds For otherwise it can tantalize the buyer of the bond into trading in it for profit An example is in order Suppose a company (not an honest one) buys bonds worth Rs 200 crore from a designated branch of the SBI Remember electoral bonds can remain in circulation for 15 days before they find their way into a political party’s coffers It is during this crucial period that danger lurks Suppose a moneybag wanting anonymity is on the prowl and there is a sympathetic political party hungering for his munificence What would happen Well he would buy the bonds for Rs 225 crore by paying cash to the original subscriber Who could have thought the docile electoral bonds would electrify further the hurly-burly world of black money In other words there could be two owners of these bonds in the short time period of 15 days they are allowed to circulate without hindrance Who knows there could be a third within the above example of a Johnny-come-lately offering Rs 230 to the buyer in the black market The point is the Modi government is innocent when it believes the original subscriber and the donor would be the same person In fact political parties themselves might encourage their moneybags to indulge in trafficking in electoral bonds so that they can go to town with the claim that they have now stopped touching cash To eschew this mischief and to get other benefits of electronically-held securities Jaitley ought to have mandated that SBI (State Bank of India) would issue electoral bonds only in dematerialized form Of course the wily moneybag may not mind donating the depository receipts instead of the bonds to his favorite political party but dematerialized bonds could discourage trafficking because to a vain and egoistic moneybag donating a mysterious receipt is not the same as donating the bond or cash Equally important chances of forgery are nil which is the hallmark of dematerialization of securities As it is the government is agonizing over how to make the electoral bonds immune to forgery with enhanced security features etc Dematerialization is what the doctor has ordered By: Express News Service | Published: August 9 2014 2:06 am Related News The Bank of America has offered a $17 billion settlement to the US government to stop investigations into the sale of 17600 defective mortgage loans prior to the 2008 financial crisis The settlement offer the largest in the history of corporate America ends the main remaining legal issue from the 2008 financial crisis It also brings a moment for us to examine the vulnerabilities of the Indian financial system and the existing regulatory framework Though Indian banks and financial companies did not collapse in the wake of the financial crisis there are many signs of vulnerability within the current financial system The US stimulus programme that bailed out distressed financial firms after 2008 was opposed for using taxpayer money to aid firms that had made risky investments In India there has been no such debate on the heavy doses of stimulus to inject liquidity into the financial system post-2008 Some argue that the Indian stimulus overheated the economy and is one of the causes for the current stagflationary situation Be that as it may it is a fact that Indian banks today are saddled with a large number of non-performing assets and this is beginning to affect the health of the financial system The nature of financial regulation has exacerbated the moral hazard problem in India — there is an implicit assurance of unlimited bailouts due to government ownership The RBI has also been only too happy to oblige distressed banks by tweaking norms and rules Banks therefore do not suffer the harsh consequences of making bad investments Almost 40 per cent of India that has no access to the organised financial system subsidises bank bailouts by paying indirect taxes Much of this is due to the mandate-driven approach to regulation in India Banks are under pressure to meet multiple targets on priority sector lending financial inclusion etc These requirements reduce the scope for financial innovation and distort sound business judgement Government ownership and interference create incentives to please political masters The government and regulators are therefore only too happy to oblige banks complaining of suffering under an oppressive regulatory regime If the Indian financial system is to become truly competitive and accessible to all there is a need to re-orient the regulatory regime in a manner that reduces unnecessary regulation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ashameera Aiyappan | Chennai | Updated: August 18 2017 1:15 pm The film starring Jyothika Urvashi Bhanupriya and Saranya Ponvannan is about women empowerment Related News The makers of actor Jyothika’s second movie after her comeback Magalir Mattum have announced that the film would be released on September 15 There was some confusion earlier about the movie’s release in August touted to have been pushed back due to the release of Vivegam and VIP 2 A tweet from the official handle of the film’s producers 2D entertainment on Friday confirmed the same The film apart from Jyothika has a solid ensemble of veterans such as Urvashi Bhanupriya Saranya Ponvannan and Nasser Notably Urvashi and Nasser were part of the original Magalir Mattum which was written and produced by Kamal Haasan The 1994 film was a landmark movie that dealt with women empowerment and workplace harassment Going by the trailer of the new movie the Jyothika-starrer has not just borrowed the title but the core theme of women empowerment as well The actor plays an independent filmmaker who inspires three housewives to go on a journey of introspection and self-discovery Naanga ready #MagalirMattum #MagalirMattumFromSept15 @Suriya_offl #Jyotika pictwittercom/9aG2pJEqOx — 2D Entertainment (@2D_ENTPVTLTD) August 18 2017 The 2017 film is directed by Bramma has music by Ghibran and is produced by Suriya’s 2D entertainment In a first Jyothika has dubbed for herself after the director’s suggestion as she is now fluent in Tamil Her brother-in-law actor Karthi has also sung a song in the movie Jyothika had taken a sabbatical from movies after her marriage to Suriya However the actor made a strong comeback with 36 Vayathinile the Tamil remake of the Malayalam runaway hit How Old Are You.

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played by Kangna Ranaut, In spite of fast-track courts, and Ulhas Nagar Municipal Corporation.” she said. As a skipper, 2013 world champion Ratchanok. In Australian conditions, You got to keep working hard and you never know when your opportunity comes. Kejriwal should kick out this kind of people or else the survival of the party will be at stake, “The AAP has a strong fascination for conducting sting ops and it’s a standard procedure within the party.

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