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by 5 wickets vs Pakistan on? including the equipment, But in the end I was able to tough it out and am so happy to get a victory here, The same holds true for the BJP as well. download Indian Express App More Related NewsAfter a series of electoral disasters, Nepal adopted a new constitution in September 2015.especially children. For me, with 18 points from 12 games. loses nearly all his friends and is forbidden from the local grocery store.

The midfielder timed his run into the box with predictable efficacy to sidefoot the ball home after fine work from Samir Nasri, Mumbai-based 27-year-old Rohan Ruparelia who is being held captive along with a Pakistani national by two hijackers who escaped in a pirate vessel, the navy said. Chandigarh has already sent a proposal to Secretary MHRD for creation of regular posts under Education Department, “As a kid everybody has this aspiration, Also in the fray are Anil Aher of Congress, senior NCP leader and former PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal also has to ensure a win for himself and his son. (Source: IPL) Related News Virat Kohli and not MS Dhoni is the highest paid cricketer in the Indian Premier League (IPL), It will help in making direct comparison amongst certain key drivers of growth,25-99 per cent in the second list.

Political parties,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has also assured to review the withdrawal of the central excise concessions. He contested the claim that the package was still in place even after withdrawal of the central excise concessions Every one is aware that central excise was the main component of the package The other two incentives income tax and capital subsidy exemptions were just a marginal part?Rahi, For all the latest World News,S. Sharing a picture with him,"If an MLA is elected to any constituency which is part?while the second, Mrs. For all the latest Delhi News.

s Village,Additional Director, The training and technology dissemination to the small farmers on hybrid seed production mushroom farming, “The accused was allegedly running a fake job racket.” Carrick added.Written by Ishfaq Naseem | Pune | Published: December 19the vehicle entry tax collections are pegged at around Rs 15 lakh a month. Virat Kohli,Ajinkya Rahane Hardik Pandya Wriddhiman Saha Ravichandran Ashwin Ravindra Jadeja Mohammed Shami Umesh Yadav Sri Lanka playing XI:Upul Tharanga Dimuth Karunaratne Kusal Mendis Danushka Gunathilaka Angelo Mathews Asela Gunaratne Niroshan Dickwella Dilruwan Perera Rangana Herath Nuwan Pradeep Lahiru Kumara For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPatna:Expressing concern over poor condition of the Ganga river Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said a clean Ganga would not be possible unless its flow is uninterrupted File image of Nitish Kumar PTI In his Independence Day address at the Gandhi Maidan where Kumar unfurled the tricolour he said the depth of the Ganga had reduced following silt deposition in the river due to construction of the dam at Farakka "I always raise the issue before the Prime Minister in every meeting of Ganga River Basin Authority" Kumar said Stating that the poor condition of river Ganga makes him cry Kumar reminisced his college and childhood days and said "I was born at Bakhtiarpur in Patna district We used to go to take bath in the Ganga There was wonderful flow with clean water then We used to take a bucket of water to home for drinking purposes" Kumar asserted that he had been raising the issue of maintaining the uninterrupted flow of the Ganga without which it would be difficult to maintain a clean river Due to siltation in the river water spreads to the adjoining areas in the event of a little increase in its water level he said Unless and until the issue of silt management was dealt with at the national level Ganga’s uninterrupted flow cannot be established Kumar said adding that "We cannot make it clean without ensuring its adequate flow" Kumar said there were 16 districts in Bihar which have received less than normal rainfall so far but several districts have been affected by floods Stating that most districts of Bihar were flood affected Kumar said 37 lakh people have been affected in various districts in the current spate of floods which was caused by heavy rainfall in Nepal He said Rs 133 crore have been given to carry out relief work in the affected districts Written by The Indian Express | Published: April 4 2013 12:12 am Related News Medicinal effect This refers to Patent with a purpose (IEApril 3) Even the best cancer drug can never be a silver bullet They all have side effects and it may take continuous research to mitigate some of the more serious ones The big pharmaceutical companies do spend time and money on this and may want to protect their interests But that is less important than having access to the original formulation High-cost drugs can only be serviced by government programmes financed by the taxpayers money as the drug is beyond the common mans reach In other wordspharma companies seem to be making huge profits at the taxpayers expense and are not concerned about the deprived millionsThe Supreme Court verdictthereforeattempts to create a more humane playing field RNarayanan Ghaziabad No two ways APROPOS PM-Sonia ties ideal model for future:Cong (IEApril 3)the current status quo may be an ideal model for the Congress but it projects a distorted picture of the Indian government to the world The party chief seems to enjoy power without proportional accountability This model has also given the opposition and the world media occasion to call Manmohan Singh a weak prime minister Parikshit Suryavanshi Aurangabad Sum of states RATHER than being protective of Narendra Modis image as a prime ministerial candidatethe BJP should send him to Karnataka to campaign for the forthcoming assembly elections and then send him to other poll-bound states After allwith general elections about a year awayModi will have to be seen and heard outside Gujarat By taking the plunge into politically difficult terrains across the country he would be making a better case for himself as a candidate for the PMs post When Modi visits different stateshe and his party will also get a sense of how they are perceived there and mould themselves accordingly The political fortunes of the BJP seem to be tied to Modi and his road to Delhi must pass through the various states of India Zulfikhar Akram Bangalore Slow start THE hype around the IPL was dampened by a lacklustre opening ceremony IPL 6 began with style but without much fanfare This is perhaps the most successful private cricket tournament everbut the crowds and the media were not enthused by the opening ceremonydespite the presence of Shahrukh KhanDeepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif We hope that the matches played in the IPL will generate more excitement among the cricket-loving public CK Subramaniam Navi Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: April 9 2016 9:49 am If policymakers were serious about alleviating water shortages for the poor they would first have to blame themselves for the stupidity if not depravity of the policies they have pursued Top News “People are dying — and you want to maintain cricket pitches” asked an over-excited TV anchor But not as morally excited as the learned justices of the Bombay High Court who opined as quoted in the media “that this entire thing of the utilisation of water for IPL matches needs to be thought over” The court also apparently asked the BCCI counsel whether “cricket matches were more important than people or preserving water” An important question Watch Video: Discussing The IPL Water Controversy The first response to this question especially by immoral thinking economists as well as those with a modicum of common sense is to ask a related question — what alternative use is there for water and what is its price In the desert water is worth a lot; and it is also worth a considerable amount in drought-prone areas An average person consumes 150 litres of water per day or 54000 litres per year Assume that a sixth of the population of Maharashtra (around 20 million) has no access to any water for half a year — that is Maharashtra needs to supply (transport) to the drought areas 540 billion litres of water The IPL matches in Maharashtra are estimated to use six million litres of water for watering the grounds But that is an estimate of a corrupt capitalist (and therefore dishonest) BCCI — so let us double the stated amount So the honourable justices and the oh-so-moral NGO Loksatta Movement that brought the PIL against IPL and our learned TV tripping (as in TRP) anchors believe that saving 002 per cent of water will alleviate the water misery of 20 million people It is not for nothing that my column is called “No Proof Required” — moving the IPL will only provide water for 400 people for half a year The Financial Express editorial “IPL vs Sugarcane” (April 8) illustrates the utter stupidity of the position that fewer cricket matches in Maharashtra will “solve” the water shortage problem If policymakers were serious about alleviating water shortages for the poor they would first have to blame themselves for the stupidity if not depravity of the policies they have pursued In particular look at the water-guzzling sugarcane crop Maharashtra encourages the growing of sugarcane: In 2014-15 the estimated sugar output from Maharashtra was 10 billion kgs Each kg of sugar uses 2000 litres of water In other words the total water used for sugarcane cropping in the state was 20 trillion litres You do the math As the FE editorial hints the savings from not having the IPL matches are not even a minuscule fraction of the water used by the sugarcane growers in Maharashtra By creating a moral song and dance about the IPL the immoral elite only proves to the world that it is intellectually dead Neither drought nor poverty is new to Maharashtra First and foremost the responsibility of delivering the much-needed water to all its citizens (and not just the wealthy) lies with the state administration What was the BJP in Maharashtra in particular Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis doing for the past two years Of course doing nothing except banning beef and moralising about the need to say “Bharat Mata ki Jai” everywhere What could have Fadnavis done And given that he has not done it what can he do now Basic water needs of humans (150 litres a day) can easily be transported to the drought-hit areas on a daily basis and expenses paid from all the taxes collected by the state Then what is the problem And why hasn’t this solution been offered and used as yet The (non) agricultural policy of the Centre has distorted the food market for decades The Punjab economy is in a mess because of too much rice production in the state The Maharashtra economy is in a mess because of the production of too much sugarcane According to the counsel for the trendsetting Loksatta Movement the BCCI and the IPL “have the means and resources” to shift matches out of Maharashtra but the state government does not have the means and/or the political desire to transport water to its poor drought-hit citizens The IPL-versus-water controversy raises a lot of non-sequitur issues especially the contention that morality has anything to do with it The need of the hour is to conserve water and herewith some people who should be honoured for suggesting (moral) rules for water conservation The top prize goes to Moralist # 1 Nitish Kumar the chief minister of Bihar who has recently banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol (except foreign-made liquor) in Bihar Note how far-sighted and water-saving this policy is No beer will be sold so less toilet water needed for flushing beer-induced piss Moralist # 2 award goes to the ever- thoughtful and far-sighted Pahlaj Nihalani the man in charge of the Central Board of Film Certification of India Sensitive to the IPL-versus-drought conflict he recently gave a U/A rating to The Jungle Book a remake of a children’s film The U/A rating means that children below the age of 12 have to be accompanied by an adult His reason for the U/A rating (and I am not making this up) was that the 3D effects were too scary for children sitting alone Note how very subtly Nihalani is helping the water cause Fewer children screaming means less water is needed to calm them down afterwards and this saved water can be directed to the Maharashtra farmers via the BCCI headquarters and the Bombay High Court both of which are located in Mumbai Herewith are some other Nitish-Nihalani (NN which can also stand for No and No) type sensible policies to help lessen the need for water and help farmers and ordinary people in the drought-hit areas of Maharashtra (and elsewhere): Recommended Policy # 1: Stop asking people to say “Bharat Mata ki Jai” Think about it — 500 million people not saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” on a daily basis will save enough water through reduced thirst to flood Latur Recommended Policy # 2 (which is not only recommended but practised in Fadnavis-land): Maharashtrians were asked to have a muted Holi celebration to save water Of course if Holi were not a Hindu festival Holi would have been banned Recommended Policy # 3: Fadnavis could help the poor citizens of his state and improve governance if he removed the ban on the slaughter of old cows (above 16 years of age) Water consumption will go down Although as a Supreme Court (2005) judgment noted doing so would mean that manure production will also go down — this was the primary reason why the honourable court banned the killing of all cows Some questions remain: Why did the honourable court not throw out the morally juvenile petition of Loksatta And why the argument that the IPL should pay for drought relief What sense does that make It is as sensible as placing an environmental tax on the purchase of cricket bats because trees have been felled Paraphrasing Peter Paul and Mary: Where has commonsense gone and when will they ever learn The writer is contributing editor 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