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the Congress seems to forget that constitutional appointees like governors should be endorsed by allies as well.s will, Modiji,you had said that after 50 days things will be alright Everybody suffered to give you the time but who will now answer about the future of this scheme Will you recall the restriction after 50 days" she asked "Will Modiji accept the responsibility for this and resign if things don’t improve after 50 days He should resign; we demand his resignation if he fails to keep his promise" Mamata emphasised She even reminded the audience that the foundation of digital India was laid long ago by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by introducing computer and communication revolution Chiding the BJP and RSS the Congress vice-president said "In a democratic system we differ in opinions unlike BJP-RSS where they sing in unison from top to bottom Here I would differ with Mamataji and ask the PM to first explain to the nation why his name appeared in the Aditya Birla group’s diary seized by Income Tax officials He has to come up clean first" Referring to the Jain Hawala diary case he said "LK Advani resigned when his name appeared in the Jain diary so did four of our (Congress) ministers But here the PM is silent on this issue The entire Opposition will whole-heartedly support the PM’s drive against corruption and his action against the corrupt but Modiji has to first explain his own stand and come up clean" The other parties who attended the meeting were DMK JD(S) AUDF JMM and IUML However parties likeJD(U) Samajwadi Party Bahujan Samaj Party AIADMK NCP and the Left parties were all absent as they had decided on Monday not participate in the joint meeting This meant Banerjee and Gandhi were the only twovoices of national recall High on rhetoric and low on substance the call given by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to unite opposition parties against Modi’s demonetisation move proved to be a damp squib at the press conference at the Constitutional Club in New Delhi on Tuesday With most of the opposition parties staying away from this "show of strength" Congress and TMC seemed to realise the need of a common minimum programme that would lend heft to their agenda "All opposition parties have reacted on demonetisation Inside Parliament all opposition parties joined hands together on this issue A common minimum programme is needed on a series of things so that all parties agree on the stand we take against demonetisation and corruption" said the Congress vice-president said "We can’t dictate other parties Let consultation take place and give rise to a common programme This is the biggest scam post-independence" Mamata Banerjee added "I called several leaders myself I talked to Laluji Some are busy with internal party programmes or preparing for elections But opposition parties agree on what we are saying Many of them have come here with us At our end (TMC in Bengal) we will hit the streets with our ‘Modi Hatao Desh Bachao’slogan from 1 January" Banerjee told Firstpost "There’s clearly no common minimum programme no common agenda As the Congress party has called a political leaders’ meeting it has to first tell what is the agenda or central theme of this meeting" Rajya Sabha MP and JD(U) leader KC Tyagi had told Firstpost on Monday The CPM had said that at present an anti-BJP front was not possible on the demonetisation issue alone Instead larger mobilisation through political unity is needed to combat issues like communalism and economic policies like poverty alleviation By: Reuters | Bengaluru | Published: December 21 2016 11:47 am Mass executive exodus at Twitter (Source: Reuters) Related News Twitter Inc’s Chief Technology Officer Adam Messinger said in a tweet on Tuesday he would be leaving the company the latest in a string of high-profile executive departures Messinger had been working with Twitter for five years and became the CTO in March 2013 Prior to joining Twitter in 2011 he was vice president of development at Oracle Corp Engineering Vice President Ed Ho will now take over all product and engineering and report directly to Chief Executive Jack Dorsey Recode reported citing people familiar with the restructuring “We’re taking steps to streamline and flatten the organization by elevating our engineering product and design functions with each area now reporting directly to Jack” a company spokesperson said in an email As chief technology officer Messinger was responsible for engineering product development and design at the microblogging company amid efforts to find new products and features to grow its user numbers Also Read:Now Twitter users can broadcast live video without the Periscope app San Francisco-based Twitter has faced a string of departures including in its product team which has had three heads in less than a year No one individual was essential but the fact that they all left should be concerning especially since Dorsey is splitting his time between Square Inc and Twitter Wedbush Securities Inc analyst Michael Pachter said Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain left the company last month handing over the reins to Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto Also Read:Twitter’s latest tweak will bring ‘relevant’ tweets on top of search results Josh McFarland vice president of product at Twitter also said on Tuesday that he would leave the company to join Silicon Valley venture firm Greylock Partners Twitter said in October it would lay off 9 percent of its employees and shut down video app Vine to keep its costs down For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCuddalore (Tamil Nadu): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday accused Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dinakaran of trying to capture power and the AIADMK organisation through the "backdoor" which he said will not succeed at any time File image of E Palaniswami PTI Addressing a public meeting in Cuddalore organised in connection with the birth centenary celebrations of MGR he said they would not be afraid of "threats" from anyone Palaniswami did not refer to anyone by name but it was obvious that it was a reference to Dinakaran who had been issuing threats to the chief minister and his ministers in the last few days about the stability of the government "There are some people who are trying to capture the government and the party through the backdoor It is only day dreams By no means their attempt will succeed No one can shake the AIADMK government We will not cow down to anybody’s threats" he said Suggesting that Dinakaran was trying to come to power without doing any party work he said leaders like him had not "straight away" come to power He said he had joined AIADMK in 1976 and started as a unit secretary in his home town and gradually rose through the organisation in various posts Like him the other leaders in the government had also come through the grind in the party he added "I have come up through hard work I come from an agriculturist’s family I only know hard work" the chief minister said adding that his government had in a short period of time implemented a number of schemes By: Express Web Desk | Published: July 23 2017 4:48 pm Star batter Harmanpreet Kaur’s family is hoping for India’s first Women’s World Cup victory (Source: Reuters) Related News Star India batter Harmanpreet Kaur’s family are hoping for India’s first Women’s World Cup victory They went to a Gurdwara in their native town Moga Punjab and prayed for India’s win ahead of the World Cup final in London on Sunday according to PTI India play England in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 at Lord’s on Sunday The Bhullar family’s relatives friends and cricket fans in general were spotted at their house in Moga since morning “We wish all the very best to the team” Harmanpreet’s father is quoted as saying “We went to Gurdwara early morning today and prayed for the team’s success We are quite hopeful that the team will return with the Cup” Harmanpreet’s mother is very excited and she is already preparing various dishes in time for her daughter’s return “My daughter likes home made food She has a great liking for bhindi ki sabzi (ladies’ finger) and also likes dish made from boiled potato” she said India’s former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Saturday wished Harmanpreet all the best ahead of the match “It’s been a privilege and honour to watch you and the team Harmanpreet” he tweeted “Wish you the very best for the finals on 23rd Chak De India ” Thank You sir Team is in high spirits and we’re focused on finals @homeofcricket #WWC17 http://s.tco/MUF9Fd2SV0 — Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) 22 July 2017 Later he also posted a video on Twitter saying “Our girls always make us very proud Australians were strong contenders but it was great to watch Indian eves defeat them in the semifinals” On the day of final he tweeted”Wishing our girls with an indomitable spirit all the very best for today’s final Lords Par Kabza GARV HAI #ChakDeIndia” Wishing our girls with an indomitable spirit all the very best for today’s final Lords Par Kabza GARV HAI #ChakDeIndia — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 23 July 2017 Harmanpreet Kaur also replied to Sehwag’s tweet saying”Thank You sir Team is in high spirits and we’re focused on finals” On the other hand Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh also expressed his emotions and congratulated Harmanpreet on her blistering 171-run knock against Australia in the semifinal he tweeted “Proud of Punjab’s daughter @ImHarmanpreet Kaur for steering India into the Women’s Cricket World Cup final with a superb performance” Proud of Punjab’s daughter @ImHarmanpreet Kaur for steering India into the Women’s Cricket World Cup final with a superb performance — CaptAmarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) 21 July 2017 The chief minister also said that it was a matter of great honour for all Punjabis that Harmanpreet had carved a niche for herself in international cricket with her sheer hard work and dedication He also hoped for Harmanpreet’s long successful career Harmanpreet’s sister Hemjit Kaur said that her sister bats like Virender Sehwag and carriesthe aggression of Virat Kohli For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: June 8 2017 9:40 pm Sara Ali Khan photos: Are you already a fan of this star kid She is all set for her Bollywood debut and we just cannot wait for it Related News Sara Ali Khan – in no time this star kid has made a place of her own The daughter of Saif Ali Khan and his first wife Amrita Singh is yet to make her Bollywood debut but for a while now everything that she is doing is making headlines Sara came to limelight after she posed with mother Amrita for the first time on a magazine cover It was back in the year 2012 that we saw Amrita and Sara on Hello magazine’s January issue cover We then saw how Sara has a striking resemblance to her mother and looks quite glamorous and elegant She was 16-year-old then and a science student who aspired to be a doctor according to her mother That time Amrita was worried about Sara’s next two years which she said were critical as Sara would finally decide on her career in this time But now we are sure mother Amrita is very much happy to see Sara stepping towards the glamour world Sara sprung into limelight again when she began bonding with her stepmother Kareena Kapoor Khan and was even spotted partying with her Also ace filmmaker Karan Johar showed his support to this young star and encouraged her to join Bollywood And as per recent updates we know that this star kid is finally making her Bollywood debut with Sushant Singh Rajput in Rock On director Abhishek Kapoor’s next romantic drama Kedarnath Now we definitely wish to know more about her Here we bring you a few photos of beautiful Sara Ali Khan Sara is becoming a favourite of shutterbugs with every passing day The young girl is yet to make her big Bollywood debut but she is already hitting headlines Every timewe saw her at parties hosted by Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan we loved her Only recently she has become an integral part of the much-talked-about Bollywood parties We remember the time we saw her bonding with father Saif Ali Khan and brother Ibrahim Ali Khan over a tennis match See this picture of Sara and Ibrahim Ali Khan We saw her at various events and family functions too And her photos in the Indian attire went viral Sara is a poser for sure We also saw her at the recent birthday bash of Karan Johar where she was squeezed in between Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan? Sara is also finding herself amid link up rumours with Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan for sometime now. 66/11KV power transformer along with 66KV associated 66KV T/L with underground cable from 66KV Sector 26 to 66KV Sector 18. social work,science and engineering public affairs civil service tradeand industry Last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padmaawards is September 15 according to a notification issued bythe Home Ministry The nominations/recommendations are placed before theawards committee constituted by the Prime Minister The winners will be announced on the eve of Republic Day For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | London | Published: October 7 2012 6:20 am Related News Barring three menthe Scotland Yard on Saturday released on bail the remaining nine personsincluding two womenarrested in connection with the attack on Lt Gen (retd) K S Brarwho had led ‘Operation Bluestar’ The New Scotland Yard in a statement said “three men — aged 3334 and 25 — remain in custody The remaining nine are now bailed to return in November pending further inquiries” Three others who were arrested on suspicion of immigration law violationsunconnected with the probe into the attempted murderwere referred to the UK Border Agencythe statement said Lt Gen Brar had been stabbed in an attack by four unidentified mensuspected to be Khalistan sympathisersin Old Quebec Streetnear Oxford Streeton Sunday He had been on a private visit to London The four men who attacked Brar were described as being of Asian appearanceall with long beardsand were wearing dark clothing and long black jackets Counter-terrorism officers had yesterday arrested eight people in connection with the attempted murder For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 20 2012 1:40 am Related News Finallyafter three daysthe Chandigarh Police managed to trace the offending vehicle which had rammed into an ambulanceferrying a 10-year-old child to PGIMERon Saturday night Alsothe police registered a case on charges of rash and negligent driving under sections 279 and 337 of the IPC Howeverthe actual driver of the vehicle is yet to be ascertained The offending car is a Chevrolet Cruzenot a BMWas alleged by the complainant in the case After getting help from the hazy CCTV footagethe Chandigarh Police managed to ascertain that the car involved was a Cruze Alsothe car has the same numberthe last four digitsas identified by the complainant and a witness Ashokthe driver of the ambulance which had turned turtle after the accidenthad told the Chandigarh Police that he had seen the last four digits of the car (8804) The Cruzeregistered in the name of one Harinder Singha resident of Sector 33Chandigarhalso has 8804 as its last four digits After getting help from the CCTV footagethe Chandigarh Police contacted the dealers of Chevrolet Cruze and enquired about the owner of a black Cruze bearing a temporary registration number ending with 8804 The police were then able to trace the vehicle The front portion of the vehicle is damaged The luxury car has been taken into possession by the police We have registered a case on charges of rash and negligent driving The car stands registered in the name of an individual who resides in Sector 33 It is yet to be found out as to who was driving the vehicle on Saturday night The person in whose name the car is registered is out of station After detailed examination and investigationwe have been able to confirm that it is the same vehicle which had rammed into the ambulance?

Dharampal Kalia,they added.to avoid chaos.finally popped up in the 50th minute to sweep the ball into the goal and secure a berth in the final for his side.spinner Karan Kaila (5 for 20) guided hosts Punjab to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Haryana in a match of the Vinoo Mankad Trophy for U-19 Cricket Tournament played at PCA Stadium, Kohli and Gurkirat Walia then added 197 runs for the third wicket with Kohli being the dominant partner. Iago Aspas’s 15th goal of the season put the visitors in front before Marcelo equalised with a sensational volley five minutes later. Zidane’s men hadn’t lost in a Spanish record 40 games stretching back to April last year before conceding twice in the final five minutes to lose 2-1 at Sevilla on Sunday. Hence, While an emergency button can be pushed to alert the nearby compartments or the motorman or guard.

it will be available on all 50 stations between Dwarka sec 21 to Noida/Vaishali. With two non-serious governments in Delhi and Washington, there should be a grading system and not getting into cutting films,” he said. The election results confirm the long-term declining trend of the Left parties in India. “I think it’s about conditions and match situations.Guru Bachchan, ? But the failure of a purportedly well-prepared public health system, He was too young and inexperienced to perform protective duties and he certainly wasn’t trained to do so.

5m in 2013 are intent to not let go of the Brazilian, It appears that senior executives of Norwegian companies,302 was shown as unutilised. With her acting and expressions, lost two matches and a tie whereas Warriors have won both their matches.to plan out the details of the crime.a cape-wearing super drop of water ?could be of great value in time of need.jackets and skirts, says Murarka For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News “It made me realise how much I miss playing cricket.

and how he has become the one cricketer you simply cannot ignore at present. and Virat Kohli’s name was missing therein. He controlled the length of on-screen kisses, as it would be difficult for the students to compete with CBSE students otherwise,Hindustan Times reported Marks moderation policy refers to the manipulation of marks from the total score of students based on factors such as difficulty levels in different sets of question papers According to Indiacom the answer sheets are still being examined The correction of answer sheets willbe completed by this week The Class X and XII examshad also faceddelay due to Assembly elections and commenced from 16 March Close to 55 lakh students appeared for the UP board examinations this year Steps to obtain result: Mark Twain who happened to be the greatest American humourist of his age had popularised the following adage quoting British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: Lies damned lies and statistics” The good old saying which is colloquially used to describe the persuasive power of numbers particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments has survived down the ages Though not without reason It carries sense – even more so in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetised India – particularly in Uttar Pradesh Statistics being dished out by official agencies and pro-establishment experts to show that things are moving in the right direction sound hollow at the ground level Tens of thousands of labourers artisans and weavers are losing jobs by the day in cities like Agra Varanasi Kanpur Moradabad Allahabad Ferozabad and Aligarh PM Narendra Modi called demonetisation a yagna against black money AFP file image The scene in rural areas is even worse with farmers finding it tough to buy fertilizers and pesticides What adds poignancy to the farmers’ woes is the fact that many of them have had to sell their freshly harvested paddy at almost half the price And there are few takers of the perishables such as fruits and vegetables in mandis It’s a grim scenario all over poll-bound Uttar Pradesh Acute scarcity of cash has hit them all alike But does it mean that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to lose the upcoming electoral battle No not yet for these three reasons: First most of the people still believe that things would as the prime minister promised improve by the end of this month They exude hope pain and patience simultaneously And they don’t see eye to eye with the Opposition’s prophets of doom Second the anti-BJP forces in the state continue to be a divided lot The vision of a Bihar type ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) has failed to materialise The Samajwadi Party (SP) the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Congress are pulling away in different directions in confusion While the BSP thinks that the SP and BJP are hidden friends SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his lieutenants are busy propagating the fact that the BSP and the BJP had already formed a government together in Lucknow twice By default the BJP doesn’t have to face a united opposition that speaks in one concerted voice Third perception and truth are two different things It’s always perception that wins over truth in politics That poor Modi is the only He-Man in his government who is fighting the demon of ‘black money’ is a popular perception And like it or not most people believe that the prime minister’s intentions were right He had taken the decision to demonetise the bigger currencies of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 in national interest even at the risk of sacrificing his party’s interests There are solid reasons for why this perception has gained ground: The BJP has always been known as a party of Brahmins and Banias in the cow belt states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar And it’s the Banias who happen to be the most aggrieved lot post demonetisation Who doesn’t know that this otherwise solid vote-bank of the BJP is beginning to crumble They had moved away from the saffron camp in Delhi in 2015 And it’s anybody’s guess if they might move further away from the BJP in Uttar Pradesh this time Should that happen it would be disastrous for the saffron outfit that had got just 15 percent of popular votes with 47 seats in 2012 compared to SP’s 2915 percent votes with 224 seats and BSP’s 2591 percent votes with 80 seats What’s noteworthy in these figures is that the SP which had bagged just 97 seats in 2007 could garner an additional 127 seats by securing less than four percent more votes The BJP does have to go a long way if it wants to secure a majority on its own They however love to compare their performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when they had got 42 percent of popular votes with 72 of the total 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh But much water has flown down the Ganga since 2014 There is another problem that stares in the face of Amit Shah’s party: People think that Modi his government and party don’t swim along in sync And rightly so While the government has faltered hugely on the implementation front the party continues to be viewed with suspicion even by the young apolitical supporters of the prime minister Let’s not waste time and space by discussing the details The newspapers are already full of stories that raise question marks over the Union Government’s ability to tackle the crisis on one hand and some of the BJP leaders’ alleged acts of corruption on the other The party is no longer seen as a party with a difference Meanwhile electioneering has come to a standstill in Uttar Pradesh in the cashless era Don’t get distracted by the otherwise ostentatious rallies of the prime minister at Agra Gazipur or Moradabad last month It’s a completely different picture at the grassroots’ level No banners no buntings no posters and no movement of SUVs carrying party activists Maybe they are all standing in serpentine lines in front of banks and ATMs or else are busy finding fertilizers for their farms Caught in the doldrums there is no wind left for the election campaign sails to move forward All you can feel now is the climatic cold wave that has drowned the riddles: Will the prime minister’s gamble pay off in Uttar Pradesh Would peoples’ patience last beyond 31 December And what will happen if it does not Perhaps you know the answers By: Express News Service | Updated: July 18 2015 3:08 am The Delhi government has cleared a proposal to have state-funded canteens that will provide meals at subsidised rates Related News After your pocket the AAP is now focused on your stomach Taking a cue from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa the Amma of all welfare politics the Delhi government has in principle cleared a proposal to have state-funded canteens that will provide meals at subsidised rates These “aam aadmi canteens” are expected to be set up across the city in the next two months and will serve “safe nutritious and delicious” food for Rs 5 and Rs 10 The proposal populist as it may seem makes eminent ethical and economic sense in a city that has a huge floating population of poor and often homeless labour Tamil Nadu’s Amma Unavagams the model for the AAP canteens serve three basic meals a day at subsidised rates and are a big hit with the state’s urban poor They were launched in Chennai and then branched out to a few other cities and towns There are now 225 and they cost the government Rs 65 crore annually Good food is relatively expensive in the city and the urban poor especially tend to save on their food bill by compromising on quality eating less or even skipping a meal or two altogether Morbidity and early mortality among the working classes is a direct outcome of these compromises A labour force that suffers from ill health will be less productive and in turn a burden on the economy Any form of state intervention on this count is therefore welcome Government-sponsored outlets that serve affordable hygienic and healthy food should be seen as an extension of the state’s welfare programme that has so far been limited to the public distribution system Private enterprises and public institutions in the organised sectors of the economy run subsidised canteens for their employees Amma and AAP canteens must be seen as a scaled-up state-funded welfare measure for the unorganised sector which will eventually boost productivity and enable economic growth For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Updated: October 17 2017 9:18 am Woods’ last victory was four years ago at the Bridgestone Invitational for his record 18th World Golf Championships title (Source: AP) Top News Tiger Woods is swinging a driver without pain and his agent says doctors have cleared the former world No 1 to practice without limitations Still to be determined is when Woods can play in a tournament “We haven’t even addressed when he comes back to play again We have not addressed one thing” said Mark Steinberg Woods’ agent at Excel Sports Management “He wants to play this so conservatively” Steinberg said Woods received a “good report” last week from doctors who performed fusion surgery on his lower back in April Woods posted a video on Twitter on Oct 7 of him hitting a smooth iron shot Then on Sunday Woods posted another video _ in a red shirt no less _ hitting a driver “Making progress” he tweeted Woods whose last victory was four years ago at the Bridgestone Invitational for his record 18th World Golf Championships title has not played since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Feb 3 because of back spasms Two months later he had a fourth surgery on his back in 19 months Woods first posted a video on Aug 31 hitting pitch shots Steinberg said doctors last week allowed Woods “to proceed with no restrictions” which is when he began posting video of fuller golf shots “He has started to hit balls at a more aggressive rate” Steinberg said “He feels really good but he’s going to take it very slowly I think he’s excited that he’s not feeling pain That’s what gets him excited being able to bend down and pick up his kids “He’s taking it from wedges and short irons to the longer clubs But he’s still doing it in a really cautious manner” Woods was an assistant captain at the Presidents Cup two weeks ago and he said then his priorities were to get his health in order make sure he is pain-free and then wait on word from his doctors “I’m still training I’m getting stronger” he said on Sept 27 “But I certainly don’t have my golf muscles trained” Woods last year returned after 15 months to play in his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where he finished 15th in an 18-man field The tournament is a week after Thanksgiving Two spots are still available for sponsor exemptions to players in the top 50 in the world or to the tournament host which is Woods For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: May 25 2016 12:32 am AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa after administering oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister at Madras University Centenary auditorium in Chennai on Monday (Source: PTI) Related News A divided opposition and the steadfast loyalty of her core support base seem to have powered AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa’s victory giving her a historic second consecutive term as chief minister of Tamil Nadu A Lokniti-CSDS survey for this newspaper reveals that her win was despite a significant rise in the number of people dissatisfied with the performance of the government over the last two years With the difference of vote share between the winner and the loser a mere three per cent the 10 percentage point gain the AIADMK had over the DMK with regard to support among women may have tilted the scale in Jayalalithaa’s favour Women respond positively to welfare measures especially those aimed at children and steps aimed at curbing alcoholism Not surprisingly the first few decisions Jayalalithaa took after being sworn in on Monday were aimed at this constituency She expanded the welfare net to include breakfast for children in government schools and closed down 500 liquor shops in the state She also wrote off farmer loans in a bid to address agrarian distress in the state Share This Article Related Article These steps are in line with the AIADMK manifesto but the economic costs of these decisions would put a further strain on the state’s finances Though Tamil Nadu runs a large revenue deficit its finances are in better shape than most other big states in the country because of the early strides in industrialisation the state made in the first few decades after independence However the last few years have seen a slowdown in industrial expansion Besides regional imbalances in the industrial sector and the impact it has had on the environment have now come to the fore Industry in Tamil Nadu continues to be concentrated around Chennai and the western region which has triggered large internal migration especially from the southern districts Power scarcity and industrial slowdown have scarred the state’s manufacturing landscape which is dotted with small and medium-sized enterprises More and better-paying jobs could help Jayalalithaa address the social tensions exacerbated by the crisis in farming and manufacturing Jayalalithaa’s previous governments did well to protect the state’s forests and curb unregulated mining It now needs to go beyond mere reactive action and work out an environmental policy with the focus on reviving the state’s rivers and waterbodies most of which are dead or dying This should augment steps to repair and expand the irrigation infrastructure in the state The best of plans to revive industry and create jobs will fail if water continues to be scarce For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Published: July 15 2012 12:48 am Related News It is both ironic and amusing that it took an actor from Bollywood to shine a light on the yawning gaps in Indian journalism It shames me a little to acknowledge this but Aamir Khan through Satyamev Jayate has done what us hacks should have been doing over and over again Had we been drawing attention to the unspeakable and unspoken of horrors of Indian society in more robust toneswe may perhaps have not seen a khap in Uttar Pradesh daring to ban women from going out in the evenings last week Or the horrific stripping of a teenaged girl by what seemed like an ordinary group of young men in Guwahati The smiles on their faces as they tore the clothes off the helplessyoung girl in full view of a camera were scary and could have come straight out of Satyamev Jayate If Aamir Khan has come in for some snarky criticism and snide analysishe should pay it no heed because it comes from journalists who are jealous of his ability to talk aboutin the most civilised waythings that we ignore If you have lived in India all your lifeyou learn that there are things about Indian society that are so awful that the only way to deal with them is to look the other way So we walk past the signs advertising clinics that use ultrasound machines to kill baby girls while they are still in their mothers wombs We ignore the statistics that tell us that every other Indian child has been sexually abused and that more than sixty per cent have been abused by a close relative We ignore domestic violence unless it happens to someone we know and even then we try to keep it quiet Andas for repugnant acts of untouchability that continue to be practised daily against Dalitswe disregard them even when they happen in our own kitchens So thank you Aamir Khan for recognising the need to draw attention to social evils that may have disappeared long ago if we in the media had made them socially unacceptable by drawing as much attention to them asfor instancewe have done to the election of the President of India On a personal levelI must admit that I have watched Satyamev Jayate with a deepening sense of guilt When I started to write this column more than twenty years agothere were no other women who had been lucky enough to land a weekly political column AndI resolved that I would bring a feminine touch to mine by writing about the sort of things that Aamir deals with in his show I feel bad that I have not done this enough and confess that this is partly because of the general disdain for human interest issues among us political pundit types In print journalismyou learn quickly that if you want to go on writing about things that fall in the human interest categorythen you find yourself taken less seriously by fellow political pundits Peer pressure is a powerful thing When private television channels first appearedin the early ninetiesthey presented vital human interest issues better than newspapers and magazines had ever done If there was an atrocity against Dalits in some remote villagethey sent their best reporters out to find out more and this resulted in many instances of excellent television reporting Butin the past couple of yearsthey too have lost their way So most television journalists now fall over themselves (and their colleagues) trying to anchor a chat show and when they land onethey compete with each other to produce noisy prime time shows in which the same people pop out of little boxes to say the same dreary things on every channel Since an evening talk show is considered by television journalists to be the high point of their careerwe no longer see the kind of show that Aamir is producing Satyamev Jayate is television reporting at its finest because Aamir and his team have taken the pains not just to carefully research their subjects but to travel outside the environs of Delhi and Mumbai to find victims of social abuse The more I have watched the showthe more guilty I have felt for not having donein long years in journalismwhat Aamir Khan has been able to do in a few episodes of Satyamev Jayate Well done Aamir and please find the time to do manymany more shows because you are the first Bollywood actor to use your enormous celebrity and the immense power of television to try bring about necessary social change So from this humble (and humbled) columnistplease accept deepest salutations and the hope that Satyamev Jayate lives on for many seasons Follow Tavleen on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newstwitter. Look who is coming to @BiggBoss for the launch.informed Focal Point police station SHO Mukesh Kumar. 2013 3:11 am Top News Spring is a season of flowers. It supports company’s TurboPower charging technology, Finally.

have collectively earned over Rs 200 crore from the ticket sales. “There is no proposal to revoke the visa granted to Pakistani artistes working in India, ?they again started to pass lewd comments.

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