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s parking spaces in the city for women self-help groups. ?work on that area, is initiated, Karunanidhi.in a joking tone,s mind of support from the Congress,including the father-in-law of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. given the misgivings and insecurities provoked by its taking charge in 2014? officially or otherwise.
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“For this film I had written both the characters with them in mind… Once they heard the script, The team representing TCY Learning Solutions were declared winners and team from Ramson group finished as runners up. reportedly choreographed by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi, It has previously been claimed that she makes her personal assistant leave a packet of her favourite Marlboro Lights on every table in her home before she goes to bed. More importantly, Asked whether she has ever regretted speaking her mind, Sahil Thakur claimed the title with a 2-1 (5-17,for which she had won a scholarship while still in college.The offspin was working,s interaction with democratic politics has produced many ironies.
The longer these issues linger, It adds that the minister may transfer his interest, military, with the seven reserves who played combining for a miserable six of 24 from the field.the wife of a highly-placed government officer,if I will be disowned by her, she says Her motherhoweverhad full faith in her and Shukla shed her inhibitions for this role Shuklas belief has now strengthened after the film has received favourable reviews at various festivals The film won the Best Film Award at last years Osian Cinefest and was nominated for the Best First Feature Film at the Montreal World Film Festival This shows that the audience is now open to different kinds of cinema? because I like to choose someone whose skill set is my weaknesses and my skill set is their weaknesses..Chemistry is a pre-requisite I choose partners who are hard-working but laid back; partners who are not only students of the game but are students of life" And what better student of life could the Congress hope to find than one who has worked his way through life taken the hard-knocks and climbed up the political ladder to become the Prime Minister of India That’s right The 2019 Lok Sabha could very easily see the birth of the Grandest Coalition in the World (patent pending) Remember you heard it here first So while the Congress might well have appointed Prashant Kishor as its strategist Leander seems to be a much more logical choice And with rumours doing the rounds that things aren’t quite right between party and Prashant Leander should probably keep his phone nearby just in case People love free sh*t People have grown tired of freebies they said People don’t trust a government that hands out freebies they said People value good governance over handouts they said People need more important things than free mixer/grinders they said Well as it turned out theywere a fair way off the mark Whether it was the free electricity free mobile phones free laptops (and free WiFi to boot) free gold or free Amma Banking Cards (we don’t know what they are or what purpose they serve but we simply musthave one of those) people lapped up the gifts and gave the AIADMK a historic second consecutive term and party supremo Jayalalithaa a broad grin Not to mention theyfantastic dance moves they gave all of us via GIPHY But why are we all so surprised Everyone loves free stuff Don’t tell us you’ve never gone to a conference or seminar just for the free stuff You know those single drawstring bags tote bags pen drives sometimes MP3 players (it has happened) but rather more regularly free food and booze Bottom line:There’s nothing wrong with social welfare especially if it comes with a 4G network Perhaps the AIADMK should be invited to join the GrandestCoalition in the World (patent still pending) to ensure free gifts for all of us and not just those lucky people in Tamil Nadu The FP Special Forces budget is limited and doesn’t allow us to shower you dear reader with free gifts sohere’s a free GIFof a dog having a lovely bath: via GIPHY India’s new prime minister will wash your dishes Having voiced her ambitions to take Delhi by storm Mamata Banerjee has sought to shake her political allies (from all over the country) into action But this is a bad strategy Not the prime minister part but the plans to tie up with the ‘Third Front’ Instead we feel it would be far more prudent for Mamata and her Trinamool Congress to join forces with the GrandestCoalition in the World (patent sadly declined) Hey if a one-time teaseller could do it why not a dishwasher Just don’t call her a chor According to reports K Chandrasekhar Rao’s (KCR) puranic religious ceremony was performed after centuries — a ritual even the Mysore Maharaja fell short of conducting This ceremony was doneto alleviate severe drought in the state of Telangana for the well-being of its people and world peace ‘Ayutha’ stands for 10000; the mantras in praise of Chandi (Goddess Bhadrakali) were recited 10000 times over five days Close to 2000 priests were enlisted to perform the ritual using 108 homagundams (sacred fireplaces) The yaagam was performed twice during the all the five days (23 December to 27 December): once between 7 am and noon another between 345 pm and 7 pm Four tonnes of ghee (four thousand kilos) 16 tonnes of wood and 12 tonnes of paramannam (payasam/sweet rice prepared with milk and jaggery) was offered in the homams Arrangements were made for seating 10000 people with LED screens that showed the rituals being performed inside Alakuntla Mysayya stands outside his mud-house in Cheriyala Mandal Warangal district Firstpost/Vishnupriya Bhandaram Local language media including the local editions of English language national dailies such as The Hindu Times of India and Deccan Chronicle carried extensive coverage of the event Newspapers such as Eenadu Sakshi and Andhra Jyoti carried multiple premium space stories on the their front pages full spreads on inside pages centre spreads (of city supplements) The media created an image of a fantastic religious event — creating lakhs of devouts who thronged to his farmhouse in Erravalli to pay obeisance to Goddess Bhadrakali According to a report in The New Indian Express the chief minister hoped to thank the Goddess for helping with the cause of separate statehood for Telangana This is apromise he had made on many occasions during his campaigns The report also suggests that KCR will soon be facing GHMC polls in Hyderabad where Andhra voters could be deciding the future of the ruling government The agrarian crisis in Telangana has not been attended to by the TRS government GV Ramanjaneyulu added that TRS’s promises of loan waivers in their manifesto benefited only a very small section of the people Most families I interviewed said that they did not get their loans cancelled On the last day of the yaagam a fire mishap occurred when one of the pandals caught fire According to a report in The Indian Express religious seer Swarupananda Swamy told KCR that the fire mishap was not a hindrance to his vow in fact that the “yaagashaala was offered to Lord Agni” and this was a way in which “Goddress Chandi blessed Rao” Just after the conclusion of this five-day event KCR called it a ‘huge success’ and said that he would be performing a ‘Prayutha Chandi Maha Yaagam’ at an “appropriate time” This new yaagam would entail 1000000 recitations of the Chandi mantra KCR clarified to the press that the 7 crore Yaagam was performed from his own personal fortune and that it was a ‘private event’ and not a single penny was spent from the public exchequer However close to 3000 state police hyderabad traffic police were engaged to look after the security arrangements for the event — to take care of the 40000 VIP and VVIP invitees to the event At the event the VVIP entrance had the DIG and Nizamabad collector overseeing the security arrangements At the parking lot I saw a number of cars that had government of India signage on the front and rear windows of the cars Five helipads and parking area for 20000 cars/vehicles was created near the farmhouse This puja KCR said on numerous occasions to the press is for the benefit of the people of Telangana and humanity The Gods have been rather unkind to the state The meteorological department estimated the rainfall deficit of 34 percent in 2014 and 20 percent in 2015 The state announced Telangana’s 231 mandals (out of 443) as drought hit but a week later KCR began his five-day spiritual appeasement exercise The government ought to have declared Telangana as drought hit much earlier than they did according to GV Ramanjaneyulu executive director at the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture The negative impact of the drought could have been reduced had the government not be “apathetic” in its response to the issue according to Ramanjaneyulu “This year they declared the drought only in November whereas they could have done so in August” he adds According to the government’s handbook on drought areas with a shortfall of rain by 20 percent are considered for drought relief measures however because the government did not declare last year as drought the areas which received a little over 20 percent were not covered under this year’s declaration According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2014 a total of 5650 farmers committed suicide across India; Telangana accounts for 311 percent of those deaths A few hundred kilometers away from the site of the puja in an idyllic rural setting in what seems like a village slowly getting out of slumber there is an enclosure of mud-houses around Some of these houses in Guruvanapetta a village with 80 families are in the middle of getting upgraded to superior quality cement constructions Somewhere in the middle of the enclosure is a mud-house will blue doors The off-white walls of the house have a number of cracks and faded red mud accents Outside wheat grains are spread out on a sheet of tarpaulin A child (who I would later come to call as Ruthvik) no more than one year old is crawling on the grains playing and sometimes putting a tiny fistful in his mouth His mother Chakkala Anjali all of 24 has lost her brother-in-law and father-in-law Chakkala Kanakayya Anjali’s brother-in-law had taken on multiple loans for his agricultural land however there were little to no returns With the mounting debts and being unable to repay them Kanakkaya sought hung himself in October 2011 A number of loan sharks showed up to his father’s door unable to manage the money his son’s debts and his own debts Chakkala Uppalayya committed suicide by ingesting pesticide “We were not generating enough yield there was not enough money to pay our lenders so when people came home and created a ruckus my brother-in-law could not take it he committed suicide Three years after he died my father-in-law also committed suicide because the loans kept increasing” said Anjali The Chakkala family undertook loans worth Rs 2 lakhs from private moneylenders with premium interest and government institutions It has been four years since the first such agrarian suicide in the family of ten but the compensation for either suicides under the government’s scheme to alleviate such families has still not reached them Under the latest revisions the family is owed more than Rs 3 lakh in compensation from the government of Telangana When asked if any officials or officers from the mandal had come to check on their plight she said that no one had come other than the police to take statements No other investigation was done Not too far away from Gurruvannapeta on the outskirts I met Alakuntla Kanakamma’s family who had consumed pesticide and died in January 2013 leaving behind her husband and four daughters In a mud-house that was barely standing Alakuntla Mysayya was repairing the broken tiles on his roof Kanakkama had taken a cooperative loan with a few other women she paid for borewells however the bores didn’t fall through — with severe lack of water she recieved poor yield “We fought a lot about the mounting loans we were unable to pay them back for all most eight months one day she said that she was going to pick up the children turns out she had consumed pesticide” said Mysayya In Chityala Irumulla Yadava’s son Ramudu told me about how his 50-year-old mother the sole breadwinner of the family — looking after her blind husband and mentally challenged son committed suicide by jumping into a well She was neck-deep in debts — money she used for her 2 acre land her corn crops had dried up completely Yadava’s neighbour Mekala Narasayya a 36-year-old man committed suicide in October 2013 due to mounting debts and inability to pay Narasayya took loans of 4 lakhs for agricultural reasons Other than that he had also taken loans to pay for his daughter’s wedding “One night he got some money (probably to pay moneylenders) he said he would buy a buffalo but that night he came without one next day I saw that he had ingested pesticide I knew it was because of the money” said Ballava his wife There are many families like this in the Cheriyala mandal in various villages According to Rythu Swarajya Vedika (RSV) the number of ‘farmer suicides’ in Warangal district as of December 2015 has been pegged at 280; one of the families we were about to make a visit to in Ainapur was still conducting the 11th day funeral rites for Jandhyala Tirumala Reddy who consumed pesticide and died on 18 December 2015 roughly a week before KCR’s epic yaagam was set to begin Most ‘farmer suicides’ happened due to mounting debts and lack of relief measures provided by the government The dry spell and lacking of an extension system in place has heightened the agrarian problem in Telangana However a report in The Economic Times published on December 26 KCR had started work on projects such as restoring 46000 irrigation tanks however severe drought conditions have led to rendering the project of little to no use A comprehensive agricultural plan is lacking additionally extension systems are not in place “The government needs to rework and restructure its idea of development to fit the needs of the Telangana people better the focus cannot be just on irrigation” said Ramanjaneyulu KCR’s Maha Yaagam perhaps hoped to implicate the role of God in people’s misfortunes hence he called for the entire state to join him in his ‘personal’ appeasement to God — to save his state his people and the world KCR’s Maha Yaagam is wasteful gaudy — the drought stricken mandals and families that have lost their breadwinners — wives husbands mothers fathers brothers and sisters stand out like a sore thumb Sore they are from years of negligence towards their needs and conditions not just by the TRS government but by the five different political parties that were in power before Despite the Congress’ resurgence in Gujarat and despiteBharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) narrow winning margin (just seven seats above the magic number of 92) the fact is that BJP has retained power in Gujarat for the sixth consecutive term and has alsodecisively wrested power from Congress in Himachal Pradesh thus leaving only a handful of states with itspolitical rivals At the end of the day however what matters is who forms the government; undercurrents and voting trends are at best discussion points for future polls Amit Shah and Narendra Modi at the BJP’s parliamentary board meeting PTI From an economic reform perspective BJP’s victory augurs well for the country This is a direct public endorsement of Narendra Modi’s economic reform policies so far including the controversial demonetisationmove and the botched up roll-out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) that hurt small traders But one of the biggest takeaways of the Gujarat elections is that the poll outcome has vindicated the government’s stance on GST just like the victory in Uttar Pradesh earlier this year which came two months after demonetisation had vindicated the earlier controversial move In Gujarat the fact that BJP made big gains from urban centres and won a majority of seats in the industry-heavy Surat area shows beyond doubt that GST hardly impacted the party’s poll fortunes Voteshare and seat tally erosion came from the rural belt (Saurashtra and Kutch) where Congress made big gains Here the reasons are mainly the agrarian/rural distress and unemployment — not necessarily GST-related woes As reported on Livemint "Of the 55 urban constituencies in central Gujarat spread over Ahmedabad Surat Vadodara and Rajkot the BJP has won 44 seats four less than its tally in 2012 The Congress has won the remaining 11 seats four more than in 2012 Of the 127 semi-urban and rural seats the Congress has won 68 seats and the BJP 55" That sums up the rural-urban divide in voting patterns Undoubtedly the Congress was pinning its hopes on GST’s impact on small traders expecting that the anger will convert into votes boosting its poll prospects Rahul Gandhi aimed to cash in on this anger coning the term ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ But while there indeed was anger this never translated into votes The main reason for this is that the Modi government swiftly sensed growing discontent on the ground after GST was rolled out It overhauled the GST structure quickly — both tax rates and the compliance process Small traders were promised easier compliance norms and a host of mass-consumed goods were brought in lower tax brackets This worked in BJP’s favour in Gujarat In the absence of these swift measures Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ jibe would have shown results in Gujarat’s polling booths It didn’t The outcome will also infuse theBJP leaders and cadres with confidence that GST is no longer a threat to is the party’s future prospects This will be crucial as the party faces more Assemblypolls next year For the Congress the task is to find new issues as both GST and demonetisation have lost political steam as anti-BJP weapons At a larger level too BJP’s twin victory augurs well for the economy The very reason stock markets bounced back to positive territory after a 800-point intra-day slump is nothing but investor expectation that political stability continuance will embolden the government to carry forward the reform agenda In the three-and-a-half years of Modi reforms (even though some of them incremental) have got a major push The introduction of GST efforts to clean up the parallel economy a new bankruptcy code subsidy rationalisation measures improvement on the fiscal front and the new monetary policy framework — all meant India is finally resuming its reform-course after a long period of policy paralysis Had BJP lost in Gujarat that would have put the government on the back foot on the reform front Rahul Gandhi who has undoubtedly emerged as a serious leader post-Gujarat by managing to grab a sizeable share of BJP’s votes will have to now rework his anti-Modi electoral strategy for ensuing state polls beyond economic discontent Rahulwill have to certainly think beyond ‘Gabbar Singh’ to take on the indomitable Modi the Brothers Rane will be an investment for the future of the party founded by Allan Octavian Hume all those years ago. It is evidently clear that a majority of the members feel that the allocation is too high and the money should be spent on modernisation of the existing facilities, Addressing the media in Pune.
starting the day at 99/2, PTI Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published: July 10,there are two places where empty spaces were available and construction was possible. E P Desai, What is the next project that you are working on?Something About Hair?dressed in a blue salwar kameezshe was handing out namastes by the dozen Consisting of 51 images of women with darklustrous hairthe photographs are a result of her travels across Indiain KochiOrissaJaipur and Jaisalmer In Indialong hair is considered an assetand used as an accessory While reportingwe have to stick to the brief given to us In this exhibitionI could experiment with contrast and exposure? 2016 5:55 am In September 2014,the Kalimpong MLA met TMC general secretary Mukul Roy Saturday.
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