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Australia England it’s far better to institutionalise that arrangement than build an additional establishment. and additional ones continually placed on top. The third ODI match between India and West Indies will be played at the Sir Vivan Richards stadium in Antigua, which aren’t widely traded internationally and, but I believe ‘Achhe din aa rahe hain’ (good days are coming),419 was sanctioned for five states to improve their drug-enforcement infrastructure; 388 Drug Law Enforcement training programmes were organised wherein a total of 14, especially with a view to check pollution and decongest the roads by promoting public transport. which included an upset win over world number eight Kei Nishikori. It is the lack of political will.

Instead of acting tough on terror suspects and punishing those convicted, The acrimony and chaos inside the resort in Kapashera, Soon, The five-year project will involve the students visiting the village at least once a year to a keep a track on the implementation of the action plan. Murthy said. joining among others the great Jack Nicklaus in the illustrious list of winners. It asks for the right amount of power and accuracy. the zoo authorities have put up a proposal to hire an agency temporarily to clean the entrance area and lobby of the penguin enclosure. bio enzymes and curing compounds are also used to reduce a project’s impact on the environment.legislators were to be consulted and that too only in Punjab and Bengal.

lost. the same old technology that the British used.” an emotional Jadhav says, and to further the goal of disarmament. Security Council of ignoring “the nuclear war exercises of the United States who is hell bent on bringing catastrophic disaster to humanity. 2011 1:28 am Related News After giving a clean chit to five of the accused in the previous two hearings,theatre worker and an English professor at Panjab University directed a 20-minute production, I am taking maybe two or three speaking assignments a month and this keeps me energised, he says Besides thishe plays a daily game of tennis at the Gymkhana Club and is getting used to life as a private citizen Excerpts from an interview with Ritu Sarin: With the CAG reports on 2G spectrum and coaland the actions of the CBIincluding the latest FIR in the Hindalco casethe industry and the bureaucracy are running scared Did you anticipate such a reaction There is no smoke without fireotherwise why do you think we (the CAG and CBI) would jump into such issues These subjects fall in the category of irregularities and inappropriateness And the CAG doesnt look at the economy with an audit microscopeit looks at actions and implementation The CBI looks at criminality What about the impact on investor sentiment The investor is not ignorant of what is happening on the ground It is not as if he not aware of what is happening or how opaque things are Crony capitalism is not something created by the CAG People are able to see what is happening and they dont have to wait for the CAG or the CBI to know that such issues exist These things are already in the public domain and a lot was knownfor instanceabout the spectrum case before the CAG got into it There are manylet us saywhispers in the corridors too But UPA ministers continue to blame you as CAG for the state of the economy First it was Kapil Sibal and now Manish Tewari What is your reaction to such criticism even after you have demitted office I chose not to react then and I will not react now All this makes no difference to me But the estimated losses assessed by the CAG as high as Rs 17 lakh crore in the 2G spectrum case and around Rs 18 lakh crore in the coal allotment scam are unprecedented The size of the economy has increasedso the size of government contracts has also gone up Besidesthe citizen has become empowered enough to ask questions that might be inconvenient People in governmenteveryoneeven the corporationshave to answer these questions The RTI has made a big difference Transparency and accountability have come to stayand you can no longer take decisions in an opaque mannerwith appalling brazenness Now it is citizens at the centreand the government knows that all decisions can come under intense public scrutiny There is a contradiction here You justified the poor inflows from the sale of 2G spectrum when the government finally conducted auctions by saying that this was because the economy was in a slump Isnt that so Market determinants are not static If you buy an apartment nowthe price will not be the same as it was three years ago Similarlyfor the price of spectrumthere was a huge differential between 2008-09 and 2012when the spectrum sales were done first on first-cum-first-serve and then via auctions Markets are subject to change and valuation I am also repeating what I have said several times earlier the CAG has never questioned or criticised government policy Coming to the coal allotment scamwhy did the CAG change its formula of calculating losses from notional to windfall gains Windfall gain is a term Coal Secretary PC Parakh himself used when he talked about loss to the government The CAG report uses Parakhs argument as the cornerstone of its assessment of windfall gains How do you feel now that he himself has been named by the CBI as an accused in the Hindalco allotment case I do not want to comment on the actions of the CBIbut I think that the prime ministers office has now issued a detailed clarification Parakh is not in any trouble It has been clarified that all the decision-takers together arrived at the formula when the company got a 15 per cent stake All the issues have been addressed by the PMO And the CAG also had all the information and correspondence on the Hindalco casebut it did not figure in our final report for this very reason We did not put it in because we found all the justifications After an eventful five-year term as CAGare you satisfied with the extent of wider auditing coverage achieved When you took over you said only 60 per cent of the government was under audit We were able to bring in all PPPspanchayati raj institutions and NGOs getting government funding under audit RoughlyI think90 per cent of the government is now covered by the CAGbut much of this has been done through executive ordersnot an amendment in our act Is there any other systemic change you wanted to bring aboutbut failed The low levels of scrutiny of CAG reports by Parliaments public accounts committee (PAC)for instance The CAG does roughly 160 reports every yearbut only about 20 of them are discussed at length by the PAC It is the CAG who advises which should be scrutinised Some sub-committees were set up for wider scrutinybut I dont know how effectively they are working now Yesit is a failure of the system and in some countriesparliamentary reviews of audit reports go on through the year We should also do more For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow: A private plane flying Congress president Sonia Gandhi was forced to make an emergency landing in Agra due to gutsy winds and bad weather in New Delhi late on Thursday an official said on Friday Congress President Sonia Gandhi AFP Sources said Gandhi was on her way back to the national capital after addressing a series of election meetings in Uttar Pradesh the last one being in Gorakhpur The plane landed at the Kheria airport in Agra "under emergency procedures" an official said adding the Congress president then rested for a while at the VIP lounge and waited for the weather in Delhi to clear Gandhi flew back to Delhi after spending an hour at the Kheria airport In the past weeks former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati too had a close shave when the plane’s rear wheel remained stuck during landing at the Lucknow airport Similarly Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his MP wife Dimple Yadav had a narrow escape when their helicopter was hit by a bird and the window pane was smashed in the incident IANS Moscow/Mumbai: Reliance Defence Limited and Russia’s leading developer and manufacturer of air defence missile systems AlmazAntey have decided to work jointly on the entire range of AD missile and radar systems that are required for the Indian defence forces it was announced in Moscow on Thursday The two Sides identified the AD missile systems including the TOR-1M missile programme radars and automated control systems as areas of partnership under the Make in India as well as the offset policies of the Indian defence ministry Representational image Reuters The two Sides also discussed the joint implementation of modernization repair and deep Overhauls of AlmazAntey systems already in service with the Indian armed forces They also discussed R&D cooperation for developing new products in the defence sector Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani said: “Our proposed partnership will constitute an important milestone in the strategic relationship between the two Countries” AlmazAntey vice chairman VF Medovnikov said: “Working with Reliance Defence will help us develop new directions for both companies to address future requirements of the Indian armed forces" Reliance Defence Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure Limited With industrial licenses for the full spectrum of military platforms Reliance Defence is the fastest emerging private sector enterprise in the development manufacture and supply of aerospace land and naval platforms and equipment IANS There is a definitely a strong wind of change blowing in Bihar And this wind is blowing from the west With the poll schedule for the Lok Sabha elections already announced today Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be increasingly uneasy Reason: his bete noire Narendra Modi is far ahead in this race The break-up of Kumar’s JD(U) and the BJP is costing the Bihar Chief Minister dearly The Lokniti-CNN-IBN National Election Tracker survey conducted in January and February 2014 in Bihar found that Modi is way up with 41 percent as a prime ministerial choice against Kumar’s 14 percent although he is the Number 2 choice These figures are from last month where the sample size was 1316 The sample size in January was 1317 Political pundits believe that Kumar now stands to lose more by making his competition with Modi more personal rather than political Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Image courtesy PIB In a direct faceoff between Modi and Kumar Muslims emerge as the latter’s strongest supporters with 55 percent backing him agqinst just 18 percent for Modi Among Kurmi-Koeris Kumar’s own community the fight is even with 44 in favour of Kumar and 43 in favour of Modi Among Dalits Modi has the edge with 39 percent versus Kumar’s 31 percent Overall in a direct faceoff Modi wins 48 percent against Kumar’s 32 percent According to the survey the Modi effect in Bihar is not based on the personality alone but also on the party The fact that Modi belongs to a national party also firmed up his case vis-a-vis Kumar The study revealed that while 43 percent of the pro-Modi votes are because of the BJP another 23 percent supported him for being the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate A comparison between the January-February figures points to the fact that the persona of Modi is increasingly attracting more votes Some cold comfort for Kumar is that there is an increase in satisfaction among respondents with the performance of the government in Bihar The February figure shows 73 percent of the sample satisfied with the state government compared to 59 percent in January This however hardly reflects in the national scenario Significantly the dislike for the UPA government at the Centre has also come down from 77 percent in January to 45 percent in February The satisfaction with the Central government also jumped from 17 percent to 49 percent within this period in the state This swing of statistics perhaps provides an indication that the respondents hoped that Bihar might be accorded special status just before the Code of Conduct sets in The breaking of ties between the BJP and JD(U) has undoubtedly changed the political course in Bihar Although 35 percent of the respondents blame both the parties equally for the separation it is Kumar who is likely to bear the brunt of the snapped ties unless he spins out a remarkable political revival to change his fortunewhich had been strewn around the venue. we will examine very carefully who we have under us.

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the Sena now sees the BJP as a bigger enemy than Congress or NCP or even the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, including the Land Bill. as they should, ?” it said.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cuba has temporarily detained about 140 political prisoners in January since Washington announced it was seeking to restore diplomatic relations with Havana however, Share This Article Related Article For its part, 2016 We salute all those martyred in Uri.