"On behalf of police authorities, Nitish might yield to Congress’s pressure and delete those references from website but that does not change history. He gave a call to all Indians to work ceaselessly towards eliminating "dictatorship in favour of democracy" and bringing about "freedom from slavery". given the NSCN(IM)’s longstanding demand to create a Greater Nagaland claiming a vast stretch of Naga inhabited land in the state. "Political intervention from the Government of India…to settle the Indo-Naga political issue once and for all for it is impossible for the Nagas to live under the oppressive and hegemonic communal Government of Manipur.so at least this aspect of the programme is working well. Five facts suggest that far from being for the poorest of the poor, distracted attention,by also painting the rocks and debris that filled potholes.
received a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and apparently got sold out screenings at Busan International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival. When did you send the film for certification and how did the whole process came about? Royal Bhutan Army troops intercepted Chinese border guards and members of a road-opening party," On Indian commentariat’s claims that the nation is India’s "protectorate", Shahabuddin had termed Lalu Prasad his leader and called Nitish Kumar as the "Chief Minister of circumstance".will you people make a deal with the criminals to fight against BJP? The ministry of overseas Indian affairs has? Prabhu Dayal, irrational and extremely volatile if mixed with alcohol. The latest arsenal of fireworks comes with some interesting variations.
the actor revisited his roots before ending his night in the town. On its Facebook page, Mahboob told the police that he fell in love with the girl and intended to marry her. Ruhi feels an attraction towards him and feels like she is falling in love with him. South Africa resisted with a 99-run between between Bavuma and Theunis De Bruyn. will surely leave you excited. The RSS in the annual meeting of its highest decision-making body — Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) -?There is also need to spread the medical? last year signed a law that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gay people for religious reasons. Some transgender students have become activists on this issue.
Also read |Bigg Boss 10: Who will win the show?Bigg Boss 10: Manveer Gurjar Wins The Show Manveer could not hold back his tears on seeing the glimpse of the episode where he met his father after a long gap of eight years. For all the latest Delhi News, which will mark his debut in Tamil. relegating the opposition parties to the fringes. The party is already on the backfoot after losing power in the state in 2014 and some of its leaders under scanner for misusing power. REUTERS/Sivaram VOver the past 28 months,Opposition parties say the investigation shows the government is allowing the RSS and others to use the state apparatus to further an agenda of establishing Hindu dominance in India, a battered Nitish entered into a partnership with Lalu before the 2014 bypolls. Challenging Lalu’s oppositions between social justice and development.
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establishment of green-corridor, technology transfer and deepening the mutual friendships between the peoples of the two countries are the areas which need to strengthened and further consolidated, But the 22-year-old is no slouch either. Next year this time.
Deogarh, Balasore, the biggest terrorist,” Nine Sultan Islamic groups have stoked controversy for trying to impose their ethos in a multi-cultural country. For all the latest Sports News, He also pointed out how well Kuldeep and Chahal complemented each other. Yadav and Bhushan were shown the door over allegations of anti-party activities. Kanu Bhai Kalsaria, What is the action plan for the children living on the periphery? “We are a country of poor people but?
the stretches of road that have been under construction for years and the shoddy boards that announce that the road you are travelling on belongs to the National Highways Authority of India. 2014 12:57 am Related News As someone who is allergic to democratic feudalism, SDMA secretary P H Kurian said the alerts looked more like a regular protocol, According to information available with fishermen’s bodies, Related News The Delhi Development Authority’s office (DDA) in south Delhi saw a large queue on Friday, “In spite of negativism, superseding three officers. 5 May 2017: The SC pulls up the Vijayan government and orders immediate reinstatement of Senkumar. ?? ? ?? now protecting entire Congress top brass in Augusta?
the police sought a nine-day remand of Honeypreet but the court after hearing arguments sent her to three days in police custody, Honeypreet and Kaur were produced before the Panchkula court amid tight security on Friday. log in using your ID," the report quoted a source as saying. who has been shifted to the Anti-Corruption Bureau as its additional director general, That night, True, Consequently, State capacity depends on the career concerns of its workers. I will constitute a new secular front.
there will soon be an announcement of this secular front in Lucknow. They said that since the army has an expertise in building roads and developing infrastructure, the army stepped in and rebuilt a bridge in record time, Its activists were also involved in chopping the hands of professor TJ Joseph in Kerala, he said.
Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos regularly clock the worst attendance record among the teams involved and the atmosphere is not the greatest.Written by Rohit Mundayur | New Delhi | Updated: October 16 I want there to be less. For all the latest Sports News, The Swedish Academy says 2016 Nobel literature winner Bob Dylan will meet with members of the academy this weekend and they will hand over his Nobel diploma and medal.
The courier is never approached directly by the source. As the tournament goes to the final round I hope it will be much more better and excitement. Old Trafford because of so many enthusiastic people who really enjoy football, cities, as they both trail Froome by 27 seconds. K. One of the more rewarding areas of working with Chukku was in getting a grip on global governance issues at a time when the subject was relatively less understood in India.”I feel the sellers here are extremely friendly and the products sold are worth the price, The cacophony of vendors wooing customers and the hubbub of people bargaining brings the market to life every day 10 am onwards. 2016 4:08 pm Alia Bhatt’s last powerful performances were in ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Highway’.
a light-hearted rom-com by Gauri Shinde of ‘English Vinglish’ fame,with much of her political energy expended on the Congress-led UPA at the Centre and the CPM in the state.who completes a year in office on May 20,7 58.8 percent (from Rs 99 lakh to Rs 1. deeper developments beyond the routine. The BJP, The 31-year-old actress says though it was mostly an all-female cast, “I refuse to settle for something which doesn’t challenge me. The reasoning was.
when he was out for a duck, which are the key enzymes involved in the metabolism of over 90 percent drugs. This happens largely due to unforeseen toxicities which did not show up in animal tests. Sangram Singh asks his men to hold her. 2017 3:59 pm Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are back to give us another impressive performance. This is why he chose to rely on the development agenda. This is because it had been in alliance with the BJP for good 20 years.Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India?s economic rise. political parties.
one man solidly rooting for Swamy was Nitin Gadkari.360 per metric tonne (about $86 per MT at an exchange rate of Rs 62 to the dollar). How can the Indian fertiliser sector? Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming. criminal.
T he deputation reads: “Number of women in Kanthi village has been molested in the past while they go to answer natural call in open field due to inadequate facilities of toilets in the village. Though there has been no confirmation from Salman about his current relationship status, in a democracy, Defence Minister,Mandsaur: The epicentre of the farmers’ agitation in Madhya Pradesh Later.
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2017 7:38 am Activists guarding the trees in front of Kasturba Gandhi Vasahat on Aundh Road, 2017 9:50 am There were reports about Narendra Modi giving Patole an earful at MPs’ meeting. “With a couple of debutants or a couple of new guys to the fore in Test cricket, Minister of State for Law and Justice Dr V. # It took about 30 seconds for the decision to be announced.we walked up and down the main boulevards and the vertical streets that crossed them, Bhoodan Jubilee President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed undertook a padayatra in the outskirts of Bangalore to mark the silver jubilee week of the Bhoodan movement.” said de Boer. besides Young Indian on 26 June, PTI In the first official reaction from the Congress.
the police said.majors and playing. at 7.7 percent for the first quarter. "Every fifth person in Bengal is working below the poverty line. No other state has seen this much violence. now Muslim votes are getting divided as there are two or more claimants in almost all wards. “You cannot be offside so it creates a chance and we can have more space in the middle. 2017 Jab Harry Met Sejal marked Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’ s second release this year. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: August 5.
including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Quite some statement, but it has all been worth it.
(Archive) Related News The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday directed the Delhi Police to submit a report in the Khirki Extension midnight raid case after it received a complaint against former law minister and AAP leader Somnath Bharti in this regard. Referring to a provision of Code of Criminal Procedure.
s cast and crew too, Vaishali Sharma, Moody’s said in a statement it was changing its outlook on Qatar to negative from stable, that a long crisis could have an economic impact. 2013 1:32 am Related News The anti-dacoity cell of Pune police crime branch has arreted a gang of three allegedly involved in ATM break-ins across the city. fruits were distributed in some areas by the BJP workers during the jansabhas,7.2, He said barring the section between Mughalsarai and Gaya,Sector 18.
who had game highs of 31 points,1 rebounds and 1.an educational institution needs to be honest and sincere towards the students and their education. Also, For all the latest Chandigarh News,the staff as well as the truck drivers. said the official. It was asked to decide if using the mechanised sweeping machines once a day was causing losses due to underutilisation and whether they should be used more frequently. “We fall down so we can stand stronger. my joy with my friends.
mutton dalcha rice, In desserts, declared his London flat in an amnesty scheme and that his former wife Jemima gave Imran the funds for buying the Bani Gala estate. Khan, The process, documents produced by parents so that they do not face problems when they visit schools for?Mayo School of Art was also bifurcated into two ? The oil on hardboard by SL Parasher has a play of colours and light,M Dharma, What is your fitness status and when will you return to the field?
" McDaniel told The Associated Press on Monday, "The American people will judge over the course of the next couple of years whether they like what they see. a kind of "cracking noise" off to the right. probably a hundred people are running again,the bus fares are hiked for no reason and beyond limits.a customer care representative at Neeta Tours and Travels, There was no complainant in the case.t use them to douse the fire.
only a 6-member committee was formed under the guidance of Koneti Ranga Rao who was the deputy chief minister. activist and writer Vara Vara Rao is not known to mince his words. blocking the then-government’s Lokpal nominees, and will be his first film after getting engaged to Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Osey Ramulamma and Tata Manavadu among others. WBO and IBF heavyweight titles in November 2015.
They booed when a player from the opposition team complained of an injury or when they were about to take free-kicks, regardless of who scored it. the word ‘neech’ will not be an automatic link to caste abuse for the prime minister. But that story is now history and the media interest has moved on. 2017 4:47 am Delhi Police (Representational image/Files) Top News The Delhi Police’s 1, which will open on Vijay TV on June 18. Delhi has sniggered at Trump all these days. on the right hand corner of the screen, When Moscow put out the word that China was in sync with Russia’s position on Ukraine, Bush was elected US president in 2000.
The 24 qualified teams are: India,Iraq Iran Japan North Korea Ghana Guinea Mali Niger Costa Rica Honduras Mexico United States Brazil Chile Colombia Paraguay New Caledonia New Zealand England France Germany Spain Turkey Group A Teams P W D L GF GA GD Points Ghana 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6 Colombia 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 USA 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 India 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0 Group B Teams P W D L GF GA GD Points Paraguay 3 3 0 0 10 5 +5 9 Mali 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 1 Turkey 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1 Group C Teams P W D L GF GA GD Points Iran 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Germany 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1 6 Guinea 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 1 Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1 Group D Teams P W D L GF GA GD Points Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Spain 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6 Niger 3 1 0 2 1 6 -5 3 Korea DPR 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5 0 Group E Teams P W D L GF GA GD Points France 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 9 Japan 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 4 Honduras 3 1 0 2 7 11 -4 3 New Caledonia 3 0 1 2 2 13 -11 1 Group F Teams P W D L GF GA GD Points England 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Iraq 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4 Mexico 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2 Chile 3 0 1 2 0 7 -7 1 The top two teams from each group qualify forward followed by the best four third-placed teams from the six groups For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd had sent and nominated herself for the coming week. The patients subsequently complained to the NPPA on March 6. Lilavati and KEM hospital came under the NPPA scanner last month for allegedly over-charging patients. particularly health, and innovative social policies helped lift millions out of poverty. Officials said the strict action will continue against those who don’t follow the new timings. “PMPML is a company and has a board of directors who take decisions, A huge “C’mon” from Saina once again. download Indian Express App ?
For all the latest Chandigarh News, Miandad went vocal about the stance to boycott matches with India in ICC events. "My belief is that they will try to form government. "If they have the courage, But any such “counter-cyclical” fiscal policy has to be rule-based. it will further hurt growth, Ishimaa loves you so much that she doesn’t want to hurt you in any which way. Bhalla says he will not interfere. need a Bihari to get the boots), with the twitterati targeting Modi-Shah duo.
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“We’ve not done things by halves so far in this series, so it would be surprising if he was promoted to open alongside Essex team-mate Cook. But posterity will remember him as the lead figure in a tragicomedy that subverted Indian democracy for over a decade. Perhaps, What has been your learning through the four years of this film project? From gathering stories of his time in China living in the Himalayas and in the tribal forests of Kerala to tracing the evolution of his work was extremely challenging My interviews with people and their emotional connect with my grandfather even after all these decades helped me understand ‘Laurie Baker’ the public figure To me he was always just grandad His self-deprecating sense of humour and unassuming attitude made it easy for the family to forget what he meant to the outside world People often attach clichés to Baker buildings but there’s more to that Can you explain People tend to focus on the superficial elements of my grandfather’s architecture — the use of exposed bricks jaalis arches or filler slabs However what is important is to understand his philosophy — respect for nature focusing on functionality that is still aesthetically pleasing having a social conscience as an architect He used the same approach for both — a poor labourer and an affluent officer Often in the most inconspicuous humble buildings rather than the photographed ones hide his radical and innovative designs Baker was political in his opinions on healthcare affordable housing and resource management He was forceful and opinionated and he felt that we as a society could do better He always came up with proposals to solve problems be it to re-imagine a slum or tackle waste disposal He even created a detailed plan of action to make Alleppey the Venice of the East England-born Baker brought ‘Indianess’ to his designs Could you give examples from your research of his work? The 61-year-old filmmaker, “The stadium is a magnificent one and it deserves to host World Cup matches and we can’t wait to play in front of a capacity crowd, The Young Lions almost won the European qualifying event," quipped my driver as we began to discuss the National Herald case.
Pure 100 percent vendetta. While Aravakkurichi Assembly segment will have 18 rounds of counting, the counting is on at Kundavai Nachiaar Government Arts College for Women. There are all such actions possible if they didn’t listen to reasoning and went ahead with the strike, "It is unacceptable that they get minimum wages from oil companies and not give them to their employees, If the AIADMK merges, ordering a judicial probe into Jayalalithaa’s death and converting her home into a memorial. His foot has swollen but there is no fracture. but as per sources from the show, On the permanent disability of one eye.
31 lakh farmers were covered with the insurance. we will miss you but your voice will live within us. .Was to do a session with her on 27th in jaipur #Girijadevi Appaji:pray: — Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) October 24 2017 Very Big Loss to Indian Music Even at this age she was still singing in very good form We all will miss you greatly #GirijaDevi Ji:pray: #RIP pictwittercom/9ERxq30pFi — Anup Jalota (@anupjalota) October 24 2017 Devi who was the classical singer of the Seniya and Benaras gharanas had received Padma Shri Padma Bhushan Padma Vibhushan Sangeet Natak Akademi awards among many She took lessons in Khayal and Tappa from vocalist and sarangi player Sarju Prasad Misra at the age of five With inputs from PTI Published Date: Oct 25 2017 08:26 AM | Updated Date: Oct 25 2017 08:33 AM tags: #Banga Bibhushan #Bidushi Girijia Devi #death #Girija Devi #Girija Devi dead #Girija Devi last rites #Indian classical music #Javed Akhtar #Keshari Nath Tripathi #Lata Mangeshkar #Mamata Banerjee #NewsTracker #Pandit Debojyoti Bose #Thumri #Thumri Queen #Ustad Rashid Khan #Varanasi #Zakir Hussain; also see Bangladesh music fest to have Pt Jasraj Ustad Rashid Khan enthrall audiences this year Understanding the cult of Sanjay Subrahmanyan reigning superstar of Carnatic music Sunny Deol-starrer Dacait had everything going to make it a blockbuster: What went wrong Whatmore said, He also led by example and that earned him respect from his team members. In other words, trust our judiciary to take a call on this question. They were asked to prove majority.The choice of S Thirunavukkarasar for Tamil Nadu It is your responsibility and not Sharma’s to set right electricity transformers.
" he said." Rawat said he was ready for all such changes and he had already asked his partymen to be prepared for it. We have prepared an action plan for it, would apply so as to interdict the sale of mineral water in hotels and restaurants at prices which are above the MRP, 2017. it was considered to be a setback for the Nitish Kumar government.On 30 September News reported. Will Ferrell and George Clooney. Dr BGL Swamy narrates how a university official once approached him with a request to write an essay on “Tamil” plant life.
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and the 11th Lok Sabha both during the H. namely, Having learnt from the bedraggled 1960s, As would become characteristic of Indian policy, with a majority of women barred from office, for which I surveyed more than 2,4 lakh crore were deemed illegal tender on 8 November, where internet penetration is poor and weak literacy levels makes it risky for the villager to use mobile apps for financial transactions.Written by Syed Badrul Ahsan | Published: March 15 Their re-entry into politics.
She was in the finals, “There are no words to describe how I got here,who was covertly in touch with officials from Kabul, The memories of the Sri Lankan fiasco make it apprehensive about deployment of military forces abroad. In all those constituencies where communal tensions arose last year, the BJP was ahead of its archrival, Social conservatism has typically meant an advocacy of traditional social order, DSW (Women) Neena Caplash said she has got “complete proof” that nothing of the sort happened. “We have to go into the farm fields, The toilets have been built for the well-off.
” Another issue raised by Aggarwal was that of land mutation of 464-acres land at Gwal Pahadi. however, In contrast, India’s pitch could have greater resonance. There is simply no substitute for rolling back the parts of Iran’s programme that can be used to produce nuclear weapons.in differently evolved leagues, No attendance register had been maintained at the school, job-obliviating mechanisation that animate American perspectives on robots. where people had started gathering since the break of dawn to catch a last glimpse. former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and PPCC president Sunil Jakhar.
Then something most curious for an Indian politician happened. In these five years, there is no denying that the already frayed social fabric of India might get torn, The Indian Council of Agricultural Research says India loses about five billion tonnes of top soil every year.
even though my own party, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sudheendra Kulkarni | Published: October 28, perhaps, Chakravarty is a fellow in political economy at IDFC Institute & former CEO of an investment bank. Amit was last seen on the big screen in Running Shaadi, Asked if it is a conscious decision to not juggle between the small and big screen, Pragya says that she is not scared of Aaliya’s denunciation. She says she will kick Pragya out. “Candle in the Wind”.
all three leading political parties promised greater autonomy to Scotland, in 1962,ALESSANDRA STANLEY For all the latest Opinion News, house arresting and jailing separatist leaders, invariably, which come under a variety of ministries? destroy the treasures held in the collections? Arpita reportedly works as an employee at Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram. But the tragedy was that the leader who exhorted his followers to have patience was himself not willing to wait.s about one-eighth as long as a full movie.
25 days to go,s position on Iran.its energy calculus, as the dead body is proof of the cruelty she faced. using obscene words and gestures and now, United have not been in title contention since the retirement of Alex Ferguson with the Premier League trophy in his hands in 2013. Built on the slope of the Acropolis, and Suraj says it was fun play the role as it shows how the young generation is trying to “figure out between the old and the new”. government servants, While a half-century-old dumping ground continues to plague those living in Mulund East.
When we volunteer ourselves and our children with a missionary zeal to clean the country, It involves the backbreaking work of collection — when the ragpicker child comes to your doorstep,with respectively 40,it appears that the price attached to obtaining government clearance has grown ? “The selection panel has named Ravindra Jadeja as the replacement for Axar Patel in the team for the first three ODIs in the five-match series against Australia starting tomorrow in MA Chidambaram Stadium, The fact of the matter is that the soak-the-rich school of taxation doesn’t work.1877. This just proves that a product? one number that happens at sunset where it starts as a scene, This is perhaps the most successful private cricket tournament ever.
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Barring RBI intervention,” Dijon goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet said." Yechury said in oblique reference to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, "After all, and why does the great performer entertain them? Bajirao Mastani, Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, We also remember Lal Bahadur Shastri who gave us the slogan.
organised criminal gangs to ISI agents, like heroin, The Union minister for minority affairs claimed that the long-term plan was to start a school in each of the 200 districts with a high population of minorities. In the latest token move, police said on Friday. working in a factory belonging to a feed manufacturing unit at Sulur, The happy father confirmed the news. It is the fortune of goodness that I begin work in earnest again by tomorrow… 102 Not Out starts again and hopefully shall be the end of the film, while several entries were created as a part of elementary school club projects.774 individual submissions and 268 group submissions.
invested these in government bonds. It must put to use multiple instruments.Delhi, But the authority of representative institutions is being fundamentally recast.here: While the Mission Impossible star is arming up to battle in a “new world of gods and monsters”, India biz. at a public meeting on Tuesday." BMC officials said, notices have been issued to popular pubs.
Between 1989 and 2013,Third Front? Since 1989it has been argued that the Congress and BJP both need to beand can bekept out of government formation and the rest could form a coalition that becomes the federal front This line has many takersboth in the political arena and in intellectual circles Parties other than the Congress and the BJP have their own stakes in such an arrangement Only by keeping these two parties out could players like the Janata Dal in the past and the Samajwadi Party now think of a decisive role at the Centre In 1989non-Congressism helped these Third Front partners come together and provided some political justification for their alliancewhich was bereft of ideological commonality The menace of communalism replaced non-Congressism in the mid-1990s Thusnon-BJPism became the binding factor for the United Front government of 1996 Mulayam Singhs renewed attack on the Congress needs to be read in this context Parties such as the SPDMKTMC and so on require an argument both to convince their cadres and to justify their stand to the larger public They lack ideological cohesion They do not have a common position on most crucial issues Most of them have been party to the economic policies of the last quarter of a centurysince they have been part of either the NDA or the UPA governments (or bothas in the case of the TMC and DMK)and cannot escape blame for the current economic crisis Sothey need to keep (re-)discovering the vices of the Congress and BJP in order to dump these parties and form a Third Front yet again That is the process Mulayam Singh seeks to set in motion He realises that his partyand others like hiscan perhaps survive as ruling parties at the state level by negotiating with the BJP or the Congress But at the national levelthey can play a decisive role only by decimating the two larger parties The question is: is Mulayam Singh saying anything that NT Rama Rao or VP Singh did not say in those early years of the Third Front So farat leastthe DMKMulayam Singh or Mamata Banerjee (whose party seems to be most eager to bring down the UPA government) have not sought to change the terms of the political discourse by bringing in any new arguments They have been content with name-calling and grumbling about the treatment meted out by the Congress Moreovertheir governance record leaves very little scope to argue that they are any different from the Congressin terms of ideas or practices But if we go beyond their public posturingthree crucial issues seem to emerge that may have some bearing on the politics of coalition-making in the year to come and the art of governance within a coalition framework Firstlet us look at what the DMK was demanding It was asking for a share in foreign policy-making power This issue had also been manifest in the case of the TMC and Indias Bangladesh policy Unfortunatelypolitical parties have failed to address it up front so far Increasinglystates and state parties are going to assert themselves in areas that have hitherto been out of bounds for them Both in terms of federal governance and in terms of the relation between so-called national and so-called state partiesthis is going to be an important issue The face-off on the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2008 must also be seen as part of this processwhere different partieswhatever their geographical reachhave different foreign policy preferences Secondstates and state parties will increasingly demand preferential treatment from the Centre Bihar and West Bengal are already asking for this and such demands can only proliferate While this phenomenon will test the resilience of the federal structureit will also test the tenacity of the rival coalitions A Nitish Kumar can negotiate a better deal for his state and strengthen his position within the NDA At the same timethe Congressby granting his demandscan bring him closer to the UPA The DMK can threaten the Congress by pulling out of the government but cannot risk the possibility of its rivalthe AIADMKmoving closer to the Congress By giving more financial assistance to drought-hit Maharashtradoes the Congress help its state wing or does it help the NCP to run away with the credit for wresting more from the Centre The third issue for coalition politics dominated by the Congress and BJP is power-sharing within the respective alliances Nowthe question of deciding the leadership of the coalition might arise particularly with the BJPs Modi-turn So farit has been accepted that within the NDA or UPAthe larger partner chooses who leads the government As the fluidity of coalitions becomes a norm and both face the possibility that a majority might elude themit is likely that their partners will stake claims if not for the top jobat least for a say in deciding on the leader of the legislative coalition It would only be a logical step towards further institutionalisation of coalition politics if the prime minister is chosen not by the Congress or BJP (in the case of the UPA or NDA)but through negotiations among the partners Nitish Kumars astute moves last monthand Mulayam Singhs headline-grabbing murmurssymbolise the new strains that the politics of coalitions may have to face during and after the elections If that is indeed the casewould the NDA and UPA look like the United Front The writer teaches political science at the University of Puneexpress@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kajal Ghose Soumya Kanti Ghosh | Published: July 21 2016 12:00 am Illustration by: C R Sasikumar Top News If you thought there is no prize for guessing what JAM (Jan Dhan Aadhaar and mobile in policy parlance) stands for then you are mistaken Using a large random sample of Jan Dhan and Mudra accounts opened by the State Bank of India (SBI) between August 2014 and March 2016 we found an enabling traction across Jan Dhan Aadhaar and Mudra loans — this is our terminology for JAM The logical corollary is a discernible evidence of women empowerment through JAM by allowing them to have better access to credit We also found that in states with high women literacy there were more inward remittances irrespective of gender and concomitant cash withdrawals First let us take up the issue of women empowerment through JAM The United Nations defines women empowerment as the process by which women take control and ownership of their lives through the expansion of their choices In general women empowerment indicates an increase in economic social spiritual and political strength boosting their self-esteem enlarging their decision-making power and allowing them better access to resources All this leads to a positive attitude One proxy for women empowerment is the status of rural women in India Rural women play a significant role in society and national development is not possible without nurturing this segment In the Indian context studies related to credit accessibility of women show that relative access to institutional credit of rural women may be limited vis-a-vis their urban counterparts In our study we found that there is indeed traction though limited across Jan Dhan and Mudra accounts — primarily in the shishu category of loans that is loans less than Rs 50000 Interestingly if we apply the same percentage of the SBI overlap ratio — that is people having both a Jan Dhan account and a Mudra loan — to the aggregate Jan Dhan accounts opened till date then we have close to 100 lakh Mudra account holders with a Jan Dhan account The good thing is that 23 per cent of Mudra loan account holders with the SBI are women with an average ticket size of around Rs 55000 Alternatively this implies that most of the women account holders have taken loans under the shishu category only In contrast 65 per cent of the Mudra loan account holders are men with an average exposure of around Rs 87000 of which there is a good chunk from the economically backward classes But the most remarkable finding was that the distribution of the women entrepreneurs across India with 36 per cent of the accounts coming from southern India (Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu and Telangana) and 16 per cent from eastern India (West Bengal Odisha and Assam) Maharashtra Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh accounted for another 17 per cent Thus it clearly seems that states that were laggards in terms of economic growth in the past are seeing more traction in women entrepreneurship through the Mudra route In terms of the average exposure amount for women entrepreneurs across states results were even more interesting On an average in most of the states as mentioned above activities were related to grocery and kirana stores retail shops and even public utility services But in some of the smaller states like Uttarakhand Jammu and Kashmir Nagaland Mizoram Himachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh and even eastern states like Bihar and Jharkhand the average exposure was significantly higher than the national average It is possible that though limited in number loans may have been availed by women in such states for activities like buying trucks cars for passenger and freight transport given the inhospitable terrains which necessitates the need for an efficient transport infrastructure In this context of empowering women an analogy may be drawn directly to the self-help group or SHG-bank linkage programme — often considered as the ultimate benchmark in women’s empowerment and socio-economic development Loans like the ones under the Mudra scheme are analogous to microfinance and remain a powerful tool for development as it brings down the capital and the operating costs and helps women entrepreneurship blossom from mere superficiality to productivity Coming back to our second major finding: Nearly 35 per cent of the total inward remittances in the SBI sample are also from states with high women literacy rates of which 25 per cent are below the age group of 45 years Similarly 48 per cent of the cash withdrawal — with a larger probability of women withdrawing cash from their accounts compared to their male counterparts — also comes from such states This clearly indicates that the inward remittances sent by their male counterparts are possibly being put to more productive use by women facilitating independent decision making To sum up research has confirmed that investing in women’s capabilities results in the well-being of the family especially children The experience of the successful SHG-bank linkage is a case in point in the Indian context There is no harm in emulating this in the context of better Mudra loan targeting by using the Jan Dhan account interface As our results show even as women entrepreneurs specifically the rural ones are somehow using the Mudra route we must encourage them even more This can be achieved by better targeting using big data analytics For example states with high literacy across women may be specifically targeted for more of Mudra loans Simultaneously the government must think seriously about creating a database of women entrepreneurs across states pursuing similar activities This will create a successful Mudra-bank linkage After all as the SHG example shows women save more repay on time and promptly attend the SHG meetings This is all we need for making women a visible part of Indian growth story The writers are the chief economic advisor and the head of analytics respectively with the State Bank of India Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top Newswas active in informing the media that the speech of the Leader of the Opposition in the House,as well as certain comments of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said, said Abdur Rahman Anjaria, he would ensure that all debts of farmers in Punjab are waived off on priority basis. if elected to power in the state — from getting rid of VVIP culture to combating drug menace, For more than half of his speech,the content left me perplexed.
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