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helped by the fact that the discrimination began only in this decade, ".since the Central Government is duty bound to protect the image and credibility of the Council so that people’s faith in the Council and judiciary is not shaken Katju has to be removed from the post" the letter said PTI Jammu: Measures to assist West Pakistan refugees and victims of cross border firing formulating regional development plans upgrading towns and inclusion of Jammu and Srinagar in Centre’s smart cities project are among the slew of issues included in the common agenda by BJP and PDP Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed AFP It also said the state government will work with the Union government to explore modalities for transfer of Dulhasti and Uri Hydro Power Projects to J&K as suggested by the Rangarajan Committee Report and the Round Table Reports "(The government will) take measures for sustenance and livelihood of the West Pakistan Refugees" the 16 page document ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ of PDP-BJP government which was released by Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today said here There shall be a steering committee comprising of the President of PDP and BJP and four members each from the parties for overseeing the implementation of the Agenda The document which is guiding framework for governance of the coalition government in J&K favoured extension of all benefits accruing to the people living on the LoC to the people living on the International Border For the deprived groups the coalition government will work out a one-time settlement for refugees from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir of 1947 1965 and 1971 it said The government will extend all benefits accruing to the people living on the LoC to the people living on the International Border it said "Make the families of the victims in cross-border firing qualify for benefits given under SRO-43 Construct shelters in vulnerable areas on the LoC and the IB to prevent loss of life" he said "Give ST status to Kollis Chopans and Paharis Create a Scheduled Tribe Ministry for the welfare of the STs Constitute a Delimitation Commission for the delimiting of Legislative Assembly Constituencies as required by law" it The document said that in order to address the real source of J&K’s fiscal problem and pave the way for making it a fiscally autonomous state the state government will work with the union government to explore modalities for transfer of Dulhasti and Uri Hydro Power Projects to J&K as suggested by the Rangarajan Committee Report and the Round Table Reports "Government will secure a share in the profits of NHPC emanating from J&K waters to the state government and revise all royalty agreements" it said "Centre to allot a dedicated coal mine in Madhya Pradesh to J&K with coal reserves of not less than 150 MMT for setting up a pit head thermal plant with equity support from government of India" it said "Restructure and strengthen the Chenab Valley Power Projects Limited as a holding company for all hydropower Projects in the state Ensure J&K a share in one of the six Ultra Mega Thermal Power Projects" it said Formulate regional development plans to ensure that each region has a specific and focused economic activity that spurs development in the sphere of crafts and tourism hydropower non-conventional energy wind energy bio-technology agriculture manufacturing and trade it said The document said government will frame a system of criteria-based allocation of financial resources across all three regions This will be done to ensure equitable distribution and balanced development it said In addition some key developmental initiatives will be will be taken ie–creating model business villages For example to build a Model Basmati Village in Jammu and a Model Apple Village in Kashmir it said It said that government will be developing two mega cities: Greater Srinagar and Greater Jammu along with that develop two satellite cities of New Srinagar and New Jammu it will upgrade all towns with population size of 30000 to 99999 into cities It will be facilitating growth of panchayat economy through promotion of panchayat tourism and e-commerce of local produce It will develop Jammu as an independent tourism circuit with specific plans for: Suchetgarh-Samba-hiranagar border tourism Katra-Patnitop-Bhaderwah sector Parmandal-Utterbeni- Surinsar-Mansar sector Katra-Majalta-Billawar-Basohli sector Bani-Sarthal-Jai circuit and Rajouri-Poonch (seven lakes) sector It also talked about enhancing connectivity by building Basohli-Bani- Bhaderwah road In the Valley it will rebuild shehr-e-khas as a heritage destination by dovetailing craft heritage and tourism and making Dal lake a world heritage site Develop preserve and promote the Dogra heritage and Ladakh’s Hemis festival "Till such time the new development paradigm takes shape and yields fruits the coalition government will take specific measures to ease day to day life which includes rehabilitation and relief for the Flood Affected victims and their families The government of India (GoI) must fully fund the rehabilitation and reconstruction plan" it said The government will include Srinagar and Jammu in the Smart Cities announced in this year’s budget In the allotted budget of Rs 2000 crores as part of urban renewal GoI must include Jammu and Srinagar it said "For a period of five years classify all commercial bank lendings in the state as priority sector lendings and Debt waivers for write-offs that banks offer to the flood victims to qualify under the CSR expenditure of corporate organisations mandated under the Companies Act" the document said Government will grant subsidised rate of interest on all "rehabilitation and reconstruction loans" besides Debt relief for Kisan Credit Card and Artisan Credit Card holders A set of special fiscal and financial incentives will be sought from the Union Government to support and strengthen industry and tourism in the state It also promised improved power supply throughout the year Adequate provisions of ration in all rural and semi-urban areas even if on a no-profit and no-loss basis A special fully funded employment package for educated and semi-skilled youth for engendering It also aimed at 100 per cent female literacy and primary healthcare facilities to the people A special initiative in the form of a Prime Minister’s Regional Development Plan to catalyse sub-regional development by earmarking 2 per cent of revenues from hydropower for the development of the Chenab region It spoke of setting up of a new specialised high tech IT park and bio tech parks in Jammu and Pir Panchal Food and Textile park in Kathua district Setting up of a Mega fruit mandi in Kashmir Setting up a super speciality AIIMS in the valley Constructing a tunnel on the Mughal road for better connectivity and alternative routing Developing a Ring road around Jammu city for decongestion of traffic Develop Ranjit Sagar Mansar Wular and Suruinsar lakes Cleaning and beautification of the Jehlum and Tawi on the pattern of Ganga Special water bodies plan to preserve identified water bodies in Jammu Srinagar and Ladakh Cleaning revival and preservation of Doodh Ganga and Chenab rivers PTI By: Express News Service | Published: February 1 2016 12:00 am Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan Related News Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan sparked something of a stir last week when he advised caution in the way people — he was addressing an audience full of economists at the IGIDR in Mumbai — talk about growth “There are problems with the way we count GDP” he said Almost on cue — as if to shore up Rajan’s point even if unintentionally — the Central Statistics Office the designated body sharing GDP data rolled back the GDP estimates for FY14 (from 69 per cent to 66 per cent) and FY15 (from 73 per cent to 72 per cent) Irrespective of the latest revision however which is a normal occurrence there are two broad reasons why Rajan’s statement should be taken seriously by both the government as well as the observers of the economy One it mirrors the continuing suspicion among key policymakers about the veracity of the new GDP estimates that were launched in February 2015 The new estimates pegged the GDP significantly higher than previous estimates Moreover this jump was not in line with other parameters of economic activity As early as March last year even the government’s Economic Survey sounded unconvinced It stated “…the balance of evidence and caution counsel in favour of an interpretation of a recovering rather than surging Indian economy” In the months since the Economic and Political Weekly hosted a raging debate among academics on the issue The last word on whether the new estimation method was technically sound or not is yet to be spoken But this confusion leads to a policy gap If India is indeed growing fast then there is no need for a fiscal stimulus (increased expenditure by the government) as suggested by some Conversely if indeed a “counter cyclical” fiscal policy is being demanded then the GDP estimates of over 7 per cent are misleading Be that as it may the second reason why Rajan should be given a serious hearing is for better appreciation of the GDP as a measure of economic growth and prosperity The new estimation methodology is in line with global norms where increased value addition as against an actual increase in quantity of production leads to a higher GDP This approach can work seamlessly in an economy where all value addition is tracked formally and recorded in well-codified data But for a country like India where 93 per cent of labour works in the informal sector and where there is no credible data on employment this method requires a more nuanced appreciation It is time for people to demand more economic data from the government in order to be able to see the true state of the economy For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 18 2017 10:51 am Ayushmann Khurrana Bhumi Pednekar’s film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan touches upon erectile dysfunction and premarital sex Related News Shubh Mangal Saavdhan director RS Prasanna says working with actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar is a fantastic experience Asked about his experience of working with the duo Prasanna said: “They (Ayushmann and Bhumi) are a director’s delight both on screen and off screen They are fantastic to work with I became a huge fan of their work after ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ It was a unanimous choice to have them cast in our film For me it was love at first sight when I met them” Prasanna talked about the stars when he attended a promotional event at Fever on Thursday “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” touches upon erectile dysfunction and premarital sex It is releasing on September 1 The director along with the cast of the film was present at the radio station for the release of an unplugged version of the song “Kanha” sung by Ayushmann? 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Friday evening If you can’t catch the match live IndianExpresscom will be running a live blog to give you updates scores and insights on the fly What channel will air the Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs U Mumba The Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs U Mumba will telecast on Star Sports 2 1 (Hindi) 1 (Tamil) and Star Sports 1HD 2 HD and Star Sports First Where is the Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs U Mumba The Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs U Mumba will be played in Ahmedabad How do I follow the Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs U Mumba live online The Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs U Mumba will be streamed live on Hotstar For live commentary updates social reactions and more you can follow the live blog that will be run right here in IndianExpresscom For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 4 2017 1:00 pm After Rajkummar Rao Nawazuddin Siddiqui looks unrecognisable in MOM’s new poster Related News It looks like Bollywood actors are ready to go an extra mile to get into the skin of their characters and make it look real on-screen After Rajkummar Rao stunned all with his look of a 324-year-old man for a cameo role in Sushant Singh Rajput-Kriti Sanon starrer Raabta now it is Nawazuddin Siddiqui who has got it right for Sridevi’s MOM After the teaser and motion poster of MOM gave a few glimpses of Nawazuddin’s character now the makers of the film have come out with a new poster of the film and this time not Sridevi but Nawaz is in the focus Using prosthetics Nawazuddin is playing an old-age man in the film and with his brilliant disguise it gets difficult to recognise the unconventional actor This we know after watching the one-minute long teaser of the film which garnered a huge number of views on YouTube Also read |Rajkummar Rao plays 324-year-old in Raabta: All actors who dramatically transformed for their roles See pic And if the teaser and the posters of the film were not enough to pique your interest in the film you have top read what Nawaz has to say about it Sharing the new poster on his social media account the actor wrote “Things may not be what they seem #LooksCanBeDeceptive @MOMTheMovie @SrideviBKapoor @ZeeStudios_” Though nothing has been revealed about Nawaz’s character yet but going by the teaser and now the poster it seems the 42-year-old plays a pivotal role Things may not be what they seem #LooksCanBeDeceptive @MOMTheMovie @SrideviBKapoor @ZeeStudios_ pictwittercom/Fj9MYotc9g — Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) May 4 2017 Sridevi who will be seen in the titular role also shared the poster and wrote “Don’t be deceived by appearances @Nawazuddin_S #LooksCanBeDeceptive @MOMTheMovie @ZeeStudios” Don’t be deceived by appearances @Nawazuddin_S #LooksCanBeDeceptive @MOMTheMovie @ZeeStudios_ pictwittercom/SxaEWNzuIo — SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) May 3 2017 MOM is a story of a stepmother played by Sridevi and her 18 year old daughter played by Pakistani actor Sajal Ali The film also stars Akshaye Khanna Pakistan’s famous actor Adnan Siddiqui Amrita Puri and Raj Zutshi Produced by Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor and directed by Ravi Udyawar the film will hit the theatres on July 14 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sama Khan | Updated: July 30 2014 8:19 am The smart cities project lacks consideration for small towns — class III to VI — that have populations lower than 49999 and which account for 29 per cent of the total urban population Related News At A time when the contours of the new scheme for 100 smart cities are being decided it is important to look at what went wrong with the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) launched in 2005 to improve infrastructure and governance in cities With an overall investment of more than Rs 1 lakh crore it covered both small towns and big cities Amid all the criticism of the scheme it is imperative to look at what went right and what didn’t One of the major drawbacks of the JNNURM was that it focused too much on big cities directing fewer funds towards small and medium ones In principle it was meant to include all cities/ towns as per the 2001 Census One of the things it did right was provide funds for class V and VI towns which have populations of less than 10000 people Though their share in resources was dismal it started a process that could have been taken forward in the future Another criticism was that access to JNNURM funds was linked to the achievement of mandatory reforms Many feel this kind of incentivising did not work because a number of states and cities refused to comply The Centre had no choice but to release funds after being given assurances on paper However many states did comply As of January 2014 states like Himachal Pradesh Kerala and Tamil Nadu had completed 19 out of the 23 reforms Others like J&K Chhattisgarh and West Bengal had completed 16 Bigger cities like Delhi did not perform as well and managed to complete only 15 reforms but still received the highest funding under the JNNURM The constant dependence of urban local bodies (ULBs) on state or parastatal agencies was another criticism The JNNURM was supposed to encourage the role of ULBs in project preparation and implementation However in practice the role of the ULB was reduced to that of quiet spectator in some cases and appointing agency in others The funding pattern did encourage cost-sharing between the Centre state and ULBs However in some cases smaller towns were unable to contribute their share of the project cost Underutilisation of funds was another issue Since the smaller ULBs are not financially independent implementing reforms can be difficult which leads to delays in the release of funds Also since a number of smaller ULBs lack capacity the funds even when released were not enough to realise their potential or utilised optimally This leads to a vicious cycle of poor performance stemming from poor capacity and lack of funds While the JNNURM is likely to be discontinued the new concept of “smart cities” doesn’t hit the nail on the head either As enunciated in the Union budget speech the development of satellite towns and modernisation of existing mid-sized cities seems to be the plan But this lacks consideration for small towns — class III to VI — that have populations lower than 49999 and which account for 29 per cent of the total urban population Many of these towns may not be near big cities but may actually possess enormous growth potential Consider this between 2001 and 2011 the population living in class I (100000 and above) and class II (50000-99999) towns has increased by 27 and 20 per cent respectively Whereas the population in class III (20000-49999) and class IV (10000-19999) towns has increased by 40 and 41 per cent respectively Further the population in class V (5000-9999) and class VI towns (less than 5000) has doubled This increase in small-town populations needs to be backed with investment to sustain urbanisation as it will contribute majorly to economic clusters The investment allocation for the 100 smart cities project Rs 7060 crore is 6 per cent of the total estimated investment of the JNNURM As of March 2012 the JNNURM covered 1274 small towns and 65 big cities In terms of both investment and coverage the JNNURM was a much larger scheme It had a definitive structure that got lost in implementation What is needed is capacity building at the local level Until ULBs are empowered to carry out their functions properly no new scheme can achieve its objectives When a large number of our cities struggle with even the delivery of basic services creating technologically advanced cities may not be attacking the root of the problem What is required is the equitable distribution of funds and resources to small and medium cities instead of identifying a few smart cities The writer is a research associate at the Centrefor Policy Research Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: March 2 2017 3:29 am Top News Six days after conman Harry Bhatt fled from Kharar after duping many budding artists and educational institutes the local police have now shifted their focus to Chennai where the accused had sent a courier A police team has reached there but they are yet to arrest the accused the officials said WATCH WHAT ELSE IS IN THE NEWS A police source said that Bhatt and his wife reached Agra from where they hired a truck for Madhya Pradesh but during the course of the investigation it came to light that the accused sent a courier to a Chennai-based address The sources added that the police managed to get that address and a team led by a Sub-Inspector (SI) had reached Chennai An officer on condition of anonymity said that they also recovered some household items from Agra from where Bhatt had hired the truck “One of the teams is also in Bhopal we had traced the truck owner but he is yet to be questioned We have also got a clue about another accused Yogesh Goyal We will soon arrest him too” an officer added Bhatt along with his wife Dolly and accomplice Yogesh Goyal were booked for duping people in the name of Amitabh Bachchan For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew York: From the moment he first declared it the plan has been a signature of his campaign for President: "Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on" Yet from that first moment the Republican White House candidate has evaded questions when pressed for details Now that he’s a presumptive nominee with sliding poll numbers his spokeswoman says he’s no longer seeking the ban at all In its place he’s offering an approach based on a standard of terrorism that he and his campaign refuse to define File image of Donald Trump Reuters The ban idea originated with 28 direct and forceful words issued immediately after the December shootings in San Bernardino California that killed 14 people The blanket nature of the proposal which appeared to stretch beyond immigration to include any member of the Muslim faith seeking to cross the US border provoked a flurry of questions Would it apply to US citizens traveling or living abroad Members of the armed forces What about foreign leaders seeking to visit the US such as Jordan’s King Abdullah II — a staunch American ally Or Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai In response to questions that day from AP Trump’s campaign manager at the time Corey Lewandowski said the ban would apply to "everybody" — including tourists and Muslims seeking immigration visas Trump’s campaign refused to respond to additional questions including how the US would determine a person’s religious beliefs Instead Trump offered the following statement delivered to AP via email: "Because I am so politically correct I would never be the one to say You figure it out" In the following days he did offer shades of new detail His ban would include exemptions including for athletes and world leaders As he got closer to winning the GOP nomination his language softened further Shortly after endorsing the billionaire businessman New Jersey Gov Chris Christie suggested Trump had walked away from the plan entirely "That’s not what he says any longer" Christie told ABC News in February "He’s backed off of that position over the course of time" He hadn’t But Trump was now stressing the "temporary" nature "It’s a temporary ban It hasn’t been called for yet nobody’s done it" he said on Fox News Radio in May "This is just a suggestion until we find out what’s going on" He told Fox News Channel "I’d like to back off as soon as possible because frankly I would like to see something happen But we have to be vigilant" Then came this month’s Orlando shootings A day after the attack that left 49 people dead he appeared to return to his call for a blanket ban on Muslims — at least for a time "I called for a ban after San Bernardino and was met with great scorn and anger But now . many are saying that I was right to do so And although the pause is temporary we must find out what is going on We have to do it" he said "It will be lifted this ban when and as a nation we’re in a position to properly and perfectly screen these people coming into our country" In that speech Trump added a new element to his proposal: "When I’m elected I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States Europe or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats" Once again he had issued a policy proposal with little detail Did this replace the Muslim ban or was it an addition What qualified as a "proven history of terrorism" Would he halt immigration from the United Kingdom France and Belgium all targeted by Islamic extremists What about Turkey a Nato ally Would Christians from Syria and Jews from Israel be barred Two days after delivering his Orlando speech Trump was asked by Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren several times whether he still supported his original ban He gave no indication his position had changed: "Greta as you know it’s temporary" he said Then during a visit to a pair of his golf courses in Scotland this past weekend Trump said he would have no issue with a Muslim from the UK coming to the US And following an outburst on Twitter campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said he no longer supports his original ban and only wants to limit immigration from states with extremist elements Trump went on to tell Bloomberg News on Saturday "I want terrorists out I want people that have bad thoughts out I would limit specific terrorist countries and we know who those terrorist countries are" But in a separate interview that day Trump suggested he wasn’t actually proposing a hard ban on immigration from "terrorist countries" but only that people from such states — which he would not specify — should be strongly screened "When you have a terrorist country and you have a country that’s loaded up with terrorism we don’t want the people coming in until they’re very strongly vetted" he told DailyMailcom Asked to clarify whether Trump still supports a ban on Muslims entering the US as originally proposed a ban of immigration from states associated with terrorism as he said in his post-Orlando speech or strong vetting of people coming into the country from such nations as he said this past weekend in Scotland Hicks said: "Trump stated a position consistent with his speech two weeks ago" "He has been very clear" she added in an email Monday It’s the press she said that has "tried to cause confusion" 2017 Also read |?” India skipped the meeting due to its sovereignty concerns over the USD 50 billion CPEC, mutual learning and mutual benefit, Early screening is vital because.

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