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500 for each silver medallist and $5, Deepa Malik created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal – a silver at the Rio Paralympics. My official home is Los Angeles, Naresh Poil and Mukadam Shantaram Korde, and one of the things that he was keen to do when he came on as chairman was to make sure that the technologies that were used as part of DRS were assessed independently and he’s driven a lot of that project and it’s taken awhile to get to the stage where we’ve got results of testing, but they were rarely seen as an alternative to Dravidian politics in the state.” The posts link to a company website that includes the FDA-approved labeling information. who already had four Test centuries before,I am a Bharatanatyam dancer!) But Vajpayeelike Narasimha Raoproved to be a great pragmatist and a coalition builder In 2004investors were nervous about a Sonia Congress dependent on the left One of Sonia Gandhis first decisions after results were out in 2004 was to get Manmohan Singh to address the media and reassure investors Singhs economic policy team and foreign policy initiatives further boosted investor sentiment In UPA 1 the economy marched forward The fatal blow to this sense of investor confidence was struck by a series of irresponsible policy actions taken by UPA 2 Desperate attempts have been madeand continue to be madeto reverse that trendoffer assurance and inject a sense of optimism in investorssavers and consumers The jury is still out India has been here before The monsoon and winter months of 1990 The government of the day understood the gravity of the situation In December 1990the then finance ministerYashwant Sinhasent Reserve Bank of India deputy governor C Rangarajan and the governments chief economic advisorDeepak Nayyarto Washington DC to negotiate a standby arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) When Rajiv Gandhi suspected that the Chandra Shekhar government was trying to stabilise the economy and itself by securing IMF assistancehe pulled the rug from under its feet Elections were calledbut they got delayed by Rajivs tragic assassination The economy paid a heavy price for delayed action caused by political uncertainty and the inability of a lame duck government to act decisively Poor Yashwant Sinha has not yet forgiven Manmohan Singh for stealing his thunder In a recent newspaper columnSinha reminded us that much of what Singh did in July 1991 was in fact what he had intended to do six months earlier but was prevented from doing by a Congress that preferred to get elections out of the way before allowing the government to go to the IMF Ifin the next few monthsthe external pressures on the Indian economy do not easethe government will be caught on the horns of a similar dilemma No government would be in a position to go to the IMFif such a necessity were to arisebefore elections Indeedas we now see playing outeven if the government were to take proactive measures to attract foreign capitalor encourage Indians to bring back the dollars they are holding outsideor appoint a former IMF chief economist as RBI governor to reassure global investorsmost would want to wait and watch Investorsboth Indian and foreignare in a watch and wait mood It is unlikely that this mood will change till the general elections are completed and a new government takes charge That new government may well be this government I am not suggesting that investors want a new team in office They may well be satisfied with the existing team returning to office But they want this team to secure a renewed mandate and make its choices about key economic portfolios so that they can feel more confident about taking long-term investment decisions These domestic uncertainties may be compounded by external ones if the global strategic and/or economic environment turns more hostile Higher oil pricesa stronger dollar and other factors could exert even more pressure To add to all thisincompetent management of political challenges at homelike the situation in Andhra Pradeshor constant pressure from China and Pakistan on the bordercan further weaken investor confidence in the governments politicalstrategic and administrative competence For all these reasonsthe economy is in clear danger of being weakened further by political uncertainty and incompetence An early election should help clear the air The writer is honorary senior fellowCentre for Policy Researchand former media advisor to the prime minister of India [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published: March 25 2017 5:03 am The Supreme Court (File Photo) Top News Almost 20 months after a 22-year-old BA student was reportedly killed when the car in which she was travelling in with her friends met with an accident on Yamuna Expressway the Supreme Court Friday ordered a CBI investigation into her death after her family alleged that she had been murdered “It is apt to mention that the medical report mentions that the injuries suffered by the victim do not rule out a homicidal assault The report also reflects that the injuries may be due to striking of edged heavy blunt weapon during inter-personal violence” noted a bench led by Justice Dipak Misra Arguing for the mother senior lawyer V Shekhar and advocate Nishant Anand said there had been no proper investigation and that effort was being made for some unfathomable reason to treat it as an accident At this the court underlined that the investigation was initially with Noida Police but it had to be transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch over inaction by the former The lawyers claimed that the material evidence had been destroyed by the accused who have some influence and therefore it is a fit case to assuage the feelings of an anguished mother “We direct the CBI to investigate into the crime and file the status report within three months” said the bench For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWhen Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan aka Bacha Khan came to stay with Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram Ashram Gandhi directed his team to ensure that Khan is served meat with each of his meals It did not matter that vegetarianism was one of the most firmly held beliefs of the Ashram community A guest had to be served food to which he or she was accustomed to Khan often called the ‘Frontier Gandhi’ refused this extraordinary hospitality He insisted on eating what the community of the ashram ate This anecdote highlights just how and why by invoking Gandhi in condemning cow vigilantism Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the bar for all – those who claim to protect the cow and those who defend people’s freedom to choose what to eat Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Narendra Modi Agencies Though there is an urgent need for Modi to emphasise the rule of law given the recent rise of cow vigilantism by invoking Gandhi against cow vigilantes he has inevitably supported acultureof non-violence that is deeply embedded inHindubeliefs It is a reminder that Gandhi’s deep commitment to cow protection was not based on any notion of the ‘secular’ which is dismissive of religious identity and spiritual beliefs On 1 January? Along with the tragic loss of life and spread of terror.

For me,” he added.Smith feels playing well against spin will be key totheir success on the tour READ:Fast bowlers are prime contenders for India’s success says ViratKohli “I think that’s one of the big challenge of playing spin bowling in Asia uncertainty of what the ball is sort of going to do off the pitch Playing spin in Australia is generallypretty consistent It’s here where there is uncertainties thatwe can become unstuck as a batter For us it’s ensuring wehave a plan to play against the spinners like (Ravichandran)Ashwin (Ravindra) Jadeja and the other spinner that they aregoing to choose tomorrow” he concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Lahore | Updated: October 1 2016 5:13 pm BCCI President Anurag Thakur had completely ruled out any cricket ties with Pakistan considering the escalating tension between the two countries (Express Photo) Top News The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refused to officially comment on reports that BCCI President will write to the ICC to not place Pakistan with India in the group stages of any ICC event A senior PCB official when contacted by PTI said that since nothing had taken place officially it was useless to comment on such reports “We are hearing and reading such statements in recent days but we don’t think it is necessary to react to them at this stage” he said ALSO READ |Don’t put India Pakistan in same group: BCCI toICC BCCI President Anurag Thakur who is also a top leader of the ruling BJP party said on Friday that BCCI would ask the ICC not to put India and Pakistan in the same group of any ICC event Earlier Thakur had completely ruled out any cricket ties with Pakistan considering the escalating tension between the two countries But sources in the PCB told PTI that Thakur’s statements were not taken seriously in the PCB since he was a politician and was apparently playing to the galleries “If they really don’t want to play Pakistan at all would they be willing to forfeit the match against us in next year’s Champions Trophy” one source questioned He said as it was there could be no change made in the Champions Trophy schedule unless India just forfeited matches against Pakistan “No changes can be made now so what is the purpose of such statements except to play to the galleries” another source said He said privately whenever Pakistan and Indian cricket officials came across each other at ICC meetings Thakur talked about wanting to see normalizing of cricket relations “But for public consumption he gives different statements” the source noted The source said that India had not played Pakistan in a proper bilateral series since 2007 and even backed out of its MOU signed with PCB to play six series from 2015 to 2022 so what was the purpose of talking about not having cricket ties with Pakistan For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arshad Ali | Kolkata | Published: November 5 2015 1:09 am Related News Alleging that the ruling Trinamool Congress was trying to stop a scheduled meeting of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee in Murshidabad state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said the TMC was desperate to show that the party was non-existent in the district “We had announced that there will be a public meeting at Friends Union Club (FUC) ground on November 16 and had written to the club authorities police and Block Land & Land Reforms officer accordingly They had not objected to it previously But recently during a TMC meeting there early this week party leaders had said that Congress had vanished from Murshidabad And now if we organise a meeting there the TMC leaders would be proved wrong and so they had met the district magistrate and forced him to deny permission to us” Chowdhury claimed Share This Article Related Article He said the DM had told them that the ground could not be given because there was some school programme “It is unfortunate that the police and administration are all working according to the whims and fancies of the state government We had put up posters and wall writings to create awareness about the public meeting The administration is doing its bit to foil the meet” Chowdhury added District administration however said they had never given any permission to the Congress “Yes they had applied during the pujas but we had never given them any consent Mere application doesn’t give them any entitlement We have later found out that the ground was engaged on that date as we have a state government programme of Mission Nirmal Bangla at the same venue” said Y Ratnakar Rao District Magistrate Murshidabad He also said an alternate and ‘equally better’ venue was suggested to the Congress which they had turned down The refusal letter from the district administration to the general secretary of Murshidabad district Congress Committee stated that owing to a pre-scheduled students’ rally on the FUC ground it could not be made available to them “You may avail Stadium Ground for the stated date for your purpose” the letter stated For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 15 2017 7:36 pm Yogeshwar Dutt and his family decided not to take dowry as he prepares to tie the knot on Monday (source: PT) Top News Yogeshwar Dutt who is known to be a trend setter has set an example for the society by accepting a dowry of just Re 1 for his marriage The London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist will tie the knot on January 16 Yogeshwar said that he refused to take dowry and decided to take Rs 1 as token The 34-year old wrestler got engaged with Sheetal — daughter ofHaryana’s Congress politician Jaibhagwan Sharma —on January 14 in Sonipat?