primal force. the Western romance with Islamism that spawned the tyrannies it now casts as the fate of West and Central Asia. Mulayam also said UP has been ranked third among other states in terms of its growth rate. "People neither got work nor the Rs 15 lakh promised to them. How would you assess your opponents?
IISERs, days after China objected to her visit to the state. Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Published: March 12,s Campa Cola compound,” the researchers said.30 pm on Sunday,the officer said. The other opener K L Rahul too is yet to replicate his Test form into ODIs and has scores of eight and five in the two ODIs so far. ophthalmologist. Was that (his allusion to poverty) a report card of his government or mine?
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Legislation on this nexus between government and money was articulated in the original coalition agreement between the Tories and the LibDems and regurgitated again in their midterm review Yetprecious little has been delivered to date What can be done then To begin withthe need for reforms to the rules on lobbying is painfully obvious Granted that there may be some justification for interested stakeholders whether political or business-oriented to seek access to the government Their perspective may inform ministers andin some instancesactually help to refine government policy Moreoverthere is little to be gained by legislators working in isolation without some awareness of the practical implications of their formulations That saidthe nub of the issue lies in the all too often secretive nature of such lobbying efforts Worse still are circumstances when it involves a payment in returnwhether camouflaged as a consultancy fee or as a straightforward inducement What is needed is a statutory register for lobbyists and far greater transparency about their interactions with legislators Such action would be welcomed by in Britain by the public From a comparative perspectivethat ought to interest other observers too including those in India who also continually grapple with such issues Ultimatelythere is a larger public interest in knowing who is lobbying whom about what Greater transparency will not eliminate all egregious behaviourbut it would mark a step in the right direction The current scandal in Britain has exposed the shortcomings of a system that needs course correction If public confidence in the parliamentary process is to be restoredradical reforms can no longer be avoided The writer is a London-based lawyer For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 5 2017 2:55 pm Nia Sharma is seen romancing her female friend Zara played by actor Isha Sharma in Twisted Related News Nia Sharma has become synonymous with breaking stereotypes for television actors First leaving her girl-next-door image and then becoming Asia’s sexiest woman this bahu of television is pushing boundaries for small screen actors every day After Jamai Raja the 26-year-old actor might have stayed away from daily soaps and television but has made sure to keep herself fresh in the memory of her fans After teasing her Instagram followers with her sizzling vacation pictures from picture perfect locales now Nia Sharma is leaving many hearts racing with Vikram Bhatt’s murder mystery Twisted where she plays the baddie Alia who wants co-actor Namit Khanna fall in love with her In the trailer of the web-series we even witnessed her first on-screen lip-lock with Namit and her stripping over a game of cards But none could have imagined that the series will just get bolder from there Apparently she will also be seen romancing her female friend Zara played by actor Isha Sharma Watch Nia Sharma’s bold love scene 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Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Colombo | Updated: August 5 2017 6:12 pm Kusal Mendis scored his third Test hundred for Sri Lanka (Source: Reuters) Related News R Ashwin was turning it square and Ravindra Jadeja was making the delivery rip through with bounce Both Indian spinners were wreaking havoc on Sri Lanka batsmen and it seemed that the SSC pitch in Colombo will crumble Sri Lanka were bowled out for 183 at the stroke of Lunch and India after taking a 439-run lead were set seal the game after asking the hosts to follow-on But surprisingly Sri Lanka reached 209 for the loss of only two wickets at Stumps on Day 3 with Kusal Medis scoring a century and Dimuth Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 92 Suddenly Ashwin’s deliveries were missing the rip while Jadeja could only vary his pace The ball went past the outside edge and there was awkward bounce but both Mendis and Karunaratne launched a bold counter-attack and took runs all-round the park Neither spinner was spared of the sweeps and drives which not only disturbed their line but they were left searching for a better length as well Sri Lanka were set to have the two take them to stumps but Mendis fell five overs before close of play when Hardik Pandya after bowling some wayward bowling got one to comeback and Mendis got a inside edge on to his thigh pad which ballooned up to Wriddhiman Saha who dived in front to take a clean catch Nightwatchman and debutant Malinda Pushpakumara survived the final moments which looked more like how the morning where the ball spun of the pitch and Indian spinners dominating play Mendis scored 110 runs with 68 off them coming in boundaries as he made full use of one life he was offered Shikhar Dhawan dropped him on 1 at mid-on the ball hitting his wrist The counter-attack was more about his confidence as he managed to score those runs in just 135 balls His partner Karunaratne took a different approach by playing shots that were under his control He did not take risks apart from the odd reverse sweep But that shot gave him more runs than giving India better chance to dismissing him He was beaten many times by Indian bowlers but the opener continued to play at his supreme level of concentration This was in complete contrast of what Sri Lanka faced in the first innings Resuming at 50 for 2 the hosts lost their first wicket when Dinesh Chandimal swept Ravindra Jadeja straight to square-leg Ashwin picked up his 26th five-wicket haul in Test cricket on the third morning of the Test and bowled out the hosts for a low score of 183 in their first innings India asked Sri Lanka to follow-on as they took a lead of 439 runs Jadeja also took two wickets while Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav shared three wickets among themselves in the morning Shami came as the fourth bowler in the day and he picked up two wickets in the first over itself While there were deliveries that bounced spun and turned square Niroshan Dickwella was unfazed by all this and the wickets falling at the other end For a moment Angelo Mathews and Dickwella were dealing in fours and sixes The Sri Lanka wicket-keeper completed his half-century off just 44 balls But he was out trying the fancy shots Shami kept it wicket-to-wicket and Dickwella went for a scoop Shuffling across and completely exposing his stumps he missed the ball and was bowled This was on the first ball of the over On the final Herath received a fullish delivery that he had no clue about and was bowled Dickwella had a 53-run partnership with Mathews but that was not enough for Sri Lanka to save the follow-on Mathews also took the aggressive approach He clobbered Ashwin and Jadeja for a six each picked up boundaries in his 26-run innings He countered the extreme spin of the spinners with his shot but it was not be for long Ashwin got one to turn sharply which Mathews tried to deflect off his pads but that went to the left of Cheteshwar Pujara at leg-slip He dived and grabbed a stunning one-handed catch inches off the ground Dhananjaya de Silva received a dream Jadeja delivery first up which left his in disbelief as he was bowled This was his second wicket of the day and his 150th in Test cricket Once Ashwin picked up the wicket of Dilruwan Perera with a peach of a delivery that turned into him the players waited to know if Nuwan Pradeep who had his hamstring pulled while bowling will come out to bat or not An injured Pradeep walked out to bat and after his 12-run stand with Malinda Pushpakumara he became the final wicket to fall as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 183 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 10 2017 4:26 am Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken after casting his vote in the Rajouri Garden by-elections on Sunday Prem Nath Pandey Top News Around 47 per cent polling was recorded in the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll on Sunday Last year the polls to the same Assembly constituency had seen a voter turnout of 72 per cent The seat fell vacant earlier this year after AAP MLA Jarnail Singh resigned to contest from the Lambi constituency in Punjab Assembly elections Not many people could be seen outside polling booths in the area where voting was underway Those who did turn up said local civic issues as well as broader issues like development and price rise were factors that determined their choice of candidate Huge hoardings of the BJP-SAD candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa and AAP candidate Harjeet Singh could be seen in many places across the constituency Stickers and posters of these candidates along with those of Congress candidate Meenakshi Chandela were also found stuck on walls In several areas party workers managing their respective booths — especially those of the BJP — far outnumbered the number of people coming to vote Many booths including number 153 (Sheila’s Kids Zone) where Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken cast his vote remained more or less empty till lunchtime with only a small group of voters trickling in every now and then Even at the Government Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Rajouri Garden’s block I — a model polling station decorated with garlands and Tricolour balloons — not many people could be seen coming to vote In some polling booths where voter turnout seemed to be comparatively better technical glitches in the EVM machines as well voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines disrupted voting for some time At the Government Senior Secondary School in Khyala for example voting had to be stopped for sometime in polling station number 40 around 3 pm after the VVPAT machine stopped working Half a dozen policemen deputed at the spot sprung into action asking all those who lived close by to return after an hour Surjit Kaur an 80-year-old voter took an e-rickshaw from her home to the polling booth Even as she struggled to walk even with a cane and had to be wheeled out later she said she came to vote because “it was important to her” “I want someone who addresses our issues; someone who enables me to get my pension cleans the garbage strewn around everywhere and brings in development We had a lot of hope from our MLA but he hasn’t done anything” she said Like her Kulwant Kaur (78) who stays alone in Raghubir Nagar also ventured out to vote with a cane for support “I don’t have many years left but at least I can do for good others by voting for someone reliable” she said Hira Devi a widow from Khyala simply pointed to a massive garbage dump behind Kendriya Vidyalaya at Tagore Garden when asked what should be the first priority of the MLA Disbursement of widow pension and curbing price rise were the other factors based on which she voted For Harminder Singh an auto driver from Raghubir Nagar it was the house tax waiver which seemed to be the deciding factor However several also declared there apathy towards the candidates in the fray “I have only voted out of compulsion because my father insisted I didn’t want to vote for any party this time Earlier I’ve voted for BJP but I was not in support of the way their demonetisation move; it was not planned properly” said Sonia Suri a resident of Rajouri Garden For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Rohit Mundayur | Mumbai | Published: August 25 2017 5:27 pm U Mumba would hope for a strong home stretch in Mumbai in Pro Kabaddi 2017 (Source: AP) Related News Home legs have proven to be more of a bane than a boon for teams in season five of Pro Kabaddi Thus far UP Yoddha Gujarat Fortunegiants Bengaluru Bulls and Telugu Titans have faced the rigours of playing a match everyday with just one day in the week to catch their breath Gujarat Fortunegiants managed to make the most out of that week winning five of the six matches and drawing one Their performance can be put into perspective when you say that the rest of the teams have all struggled to maintain any semblance of momentum and have limped their way through the home leg It is now U Mumba’s turn to be put in the crusher Pro Kabaddi comes to Mumbai at a time when the city is busy celebrating Ganesh Chathurthi It is believed to be an auspicious week for undertaking new endeavours U Mumba will be hoping that this holds true for them too Their first opponent of the week are Jaipur Pink Panthers Anup Kumar Manjeet Chillar and Balwan Singh were all part of the Indian team that won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup Kumar will be up against his Indian team mate and coach when Mumbai play Jaipur on Friday The Pink Panthers come into this game on the back of a consecutive wins in Lucknow U Mumba on the other hand came out of Lucknow as the only team to have been beaten by UP Yoddha Patna Pirates’ rampaging run ended when they lost to Puneri Paltan in Lucknow They had gone four games unbeaten before that match and were riding on Pardeep Narwal’s nack of scoring incredible amount of raid points in every game Against Pune Narwal scored a whopping 19 points in the match But he was not backed up by his team mates Patna have looked the most consistent team so far in the tournament but they might just be making a mistake if they take Narwal’s performances for granted That was probably the moral that they took away from that defeat The team that they face on the first match day at Mumbai are the Bengal Warriors They experienced a dip in form when they lost to Bengaluru Bulls and Puneri Paltan But then they put up a gritty show to manage a draw with Gujarat Fortunegiants at Ahmedabad Bengal are the only team that Gujarat have not been able to beat at home They also won a thriller against UP Yoddha and will be looking to continue on their upward curve For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by James Manor | Updated: May 24 2014 12:30 am Pervasive petty corruption infuriates voters Major scams since 2010 have ignited firestorms in the media ( Source: AP ) Related News Economists have been busy telling us that the economy decided the election result We heard it during the campaign and they have been at it again in their post-mortems They are wrong Consider some evidence Most Indians live in rural areas Elections are won and lost there So for any government it makes good electoral sense to look after rural voters A vast number of them are somewhat or very poor So politicians also need to offer something to the rural poor The UPA tried to achieve these two things by creating programmes to make economic growth “inclusive” — including rural folk in general and the rural poor in particular UPA leaders were partly inspired by a belief that this was the right thing to do but they also wanted to secure votes from these people Did they succeed in making growth inclusive There is strong evidence to indicate that they did A formidable Indo-American team from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland has provided it They surveyed just under 42000 households across India in 2011-12 a massive sample Crucially these were the same households that they had surveyed in 2004-05 so they could track changes that were experienced over the first seven years of UPA rule The study found that real average household incomes in rural areas had increased by 5 per cent annually which was almost twice the increase of 26 per cent in towns and cities When they adjusted their calculations using the numbers of members of households the growth of incomes in rural India was even more impressive: an annual average of 72 per cent So the UPA’s policies clearly helped to make growth “inclusive” in terms of the rural/ urban divide What about poor people The researchers separated respondents to their survey into several social groups They then calculated changes in per capita household incomes for each one The most prosperous group “high caste Hindus” gained less than all of the other groups The table tells the story So in terms of the rich/ poor dichotomy the government’s efforts to make economic growth inclusive also succeeded Dalits Adivasis and Muslims include many of the poorest And given the greater gains made by rural dwellers villagers within these three categories plainly benefited substantially The same survey found that daily wages for agricultural labourers among whom we find many of the poorest nearly tripled between 2004-05 and 2011-12 So the poorest villagers a notoriously difficult group to reach gained disproportionately Despite this however the UPA suffered a crushing defeat That could not have happened if these economic trends had translated into solid support for the Congress and its allies from the rural majority in general and the rural poor in particular But the UPA could not hold on to these groups Economic trends do not explain the election result And yet still the economists chant their mantra Some even simplify further by saying that election results follow economic growth rates That is nonsense Both the Congress in 1989 and the NDA in 2004 lost despite high growth rates They also overlook another trend Growth may have decelerated but government revenues have not A marked surge in revenues has been underway since 2003 and it has persisted despite the recent slowdown in growth Revenues increased by over 20 per cent in the last fiscal year This enables governments to spend generously on all sorts of programmes to cultivate popularity — among rich and poor urbanites and rural dwellers But despite this patent economic reality the UPA lost That result is mainly explained by other things Pervasive petty corruption infuriates voters Major scams since 2010 have ignited firestorms in the media Bureaucrats and politicians have been paralysed by fear ever since An official in the prime minister’s office who jotted a question to a superior on a tiny post-it note in 2011 was hauled up and told to “put nothing on paper” More well-known failings could be cited But the key point is that most of the things that explain the UPA’s demise have to do with politics which the economic determinists largely disregard The writer is a professor in the School of Advanced Study University of London For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1 2017 5:44 pm Tubelight song Naach Meri Jaan: Salman Khan and Sohail Khan are celebrating bhaihood in this fun video Related News If Salman Khan is Aladdin Sohail Khan is his djinn If Salman Khan needs someone to complete him it is Sohail Khan In Tubelight the Khan brothers transform into Bisht brothers the Captain and his Bandhu The film’s latest song Naach Meri Jaan is a celebration of this brotherhood or Bhaihood as Salman and Sohail call it Starring Salman and Sohail Khan this track has been composed by Pritam and has been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya Salman Khan shared the song when he wrote ” #NaachMeriJaan Laxman aur Bharat ke saath Celebrate Bhaihood” while director Kabir Khan wrote “The Bisht brothers are bringing out their Bhaihood in #NaachMeriJaan” The song gives a peek into the relationship of Laxman (played by Salman) and Bharat (Sohail’s character) relationship It is going to be an emotionally-fraught journey but this is a happy song As Salman told the press earlier “I am a limited performer and everybody knows that but because Sohail was playing my brother maybe that’s why I was feeling very emotional (during shooting) … in fact during the dubbing of the film also being a grown up man my tears were coming up… it was really bad And coming from us (Pathans) is really bad” Earlier Salman celebrated this bhaihood when he took to Twitter and shared a childhood pic with Sohail he wrote “Bandhu @SohailKhan aur Captaan ka Bhaihood” We have seen the two brothers working together earlier as well but Tubelight sure looks special In fact Salman Khan had said that he was in tears while he was dubbing emotional dialogues about his brother in the film Watch: Salman Khan in Tubelight song Naach Meri Jaan This is the third collaboration between director Kabir Khan and Salman Earlier the two have given superhits such as Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan Tubelight’s first song called Radio Song was released before the film’s trailer and has been garnering applause ever since Its hook step has become a favourite of Salman fans and many have uploaded videos on YouTube where we see them doing it #NaachMeriJaan Laxman aur Bharat ke saath Celebrate Bhaihood http://s.tco/2Y8mCUoZZ0 @SohailKhan @sonymusicindia @kabirkhankk — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 1 2017 Tubelight is loosely based on American film Little Boy While the original had a young child pining for his father to return home from war here Salman plays a specially-abled man whose life revolves around his brother played by Sohail Khan When the India-China war begins Sohail has to go away to war and how Salman’s character Laxman deals with this and tests his faith is what the film is all about Chinese actor Zhu Zhu and child actor Matin Tangu Rey also play important roles in the film It is also the last film of Om Puri Tubelight will release on Eid this year July 23 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 27 2016 1:50 pm Manisha Koirala Tabu and Pooja Bedi may have made their mark in the 90s and can happily dazzle us when they chose to make a public appearance Top News Manisha Koirala Tabu and Pooja Bedi may have made their mark in the 90s and can happily dazzle us when they chose to make a public appearance Hell they can outshine today’s leading ladies… what sorcery is this We saw them together at a party at Jackie Shroff’s sea-facing apartment Dressed in pristine white Manisha and Tabu two of the most talented leading ladies of Bollywood 90s looked more youthful than ever The occasion was costume designer Ana Singh’s birthday Manisha and Tabu were joined by Jackie’s wife Ayesha Pooja Bedi Farah Khan Ali Sangeeta Bijlani and Chunky Pandey The picture having Manisha Tabu and Pooja Bedi evokes a strong feeling of nostalgia We saw Manisha in hit 90s films like Bombay and Akele Hum Akele Tum Tabu was seen in Maachis while we saw a scintillating Pooja Bedi in Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander co-starring Aamir Khan Manisha shared the picture on Instagram and captioned it “Bestest party ever!?? of personnel between government and the firms that seek to influence government. 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