Horgan says takeover of Trans Mountain does not reduce risk of spill

first_imgHe says Ottawa’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline does not reduce the risk of a spill.The province is asking the Appeal Court whether it has the right to regulate the transportation of hazardous substances inside its borders.Horgan says the fact the pipeline is about to be owned by a federal Crown corporation doesn’t affect the case. VICTORIA, B.C. — The politician leading the charge against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline says the fight will continue in court, regardless of who owns the project.British Columbia Premier John Horgan says the federal government’s decision to take over the pipeline from Kinder Morgan doesn’t change his government’s position and it will proceed with its reference case to the B.C. Court of Appeal.Horgan says the case was never about who owns the pipeline, but whether B.C. has the right to protect its environment from the impact of a bitumen spill.last_img read more

International Criminal Court must not be used for political witch hunting Annan

As the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court (ICC) wrapped up its first-ever session, the Secretary-General emphasized the importance of giving the ICC strong financial backing and ensuring that its officials meet the highest professional standards.”Above all, the independence, impartiality and the integrity of the Court must be preserved,” Mr. Annan stressed. “The ICC is not – and must never become – an organ for political witch hunting. Rather, it must serve as a bastion against tyranny and lawlessness, and as a building block in the global architecture of collective security.”The Secretary-General pointed out that the Court’s Statute contains safeguards to ensure that justice is done, setting out high standards of human rights, fairness and due process.Mr. Annan also urged States that have not yet become party to the Statute to join and voiced hope that non-States Parties – including those that have signed the Statute but not yet ratified it – “will give the Court the support it needs to succeed.”Many speakers participating in the closing session drew a strong link between the ICC’s credibility and the impartiality of its judges and Prosecutor.The nomination period for candidates for the Court’s 18 judges officially opened yesterday, and will close on 30 November. The election will be held when the Assembly convenes again in February 2003.Over the course of its session, countries formally adopted a series of legal agreements paving the way for the Court to function, including a first-year budget. read more

Ohio State remains at No 6 in College Football Playoff rankings

The Ohio State football team remained at No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings which were announced Tuesday evening.Staying at No. 6 marked the first time the Buckeyes did not jump in the rankings since they opened up the inaugural CFP rankings at No. 16 after a 31-24 double overtime win against Penn State Oct. 25.OSU remains the highest ranked team in the Big Ten as Wisconsin fell in at No. 14 after escaping Iowa 26-24 while the Michigan State Spartans came in at No. 10 after routing Rutgers 45-3. The Minnesota Golden Gophers rounded out the Big Ten teams in the rankings coming in at No. 18.The Badgers and Golden Gophers are set to play each other Saturday to determine who will take on the Buckeyes in the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game.Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State rounded out the top four for the second straight week.The College Football Playoff rankings were decided by a panel of 12 members, including Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In total, the panel is set to consist of 13 members, but former Mississippi and NFL quarterback Archie Manning is taking a leave of absence because of health concerns.OSU is scheduled to return to action Saturday against Michigan at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.Complete rankings:1. Alabama2. Oregon3. Florida State4. Mississippi State5. Texas Christian University6. Ohio State7. Baylor8. UCLA9. Georgia10. Michigan State11. Arizona12. Kansas State13. Arizona State14. Wisconsin15. Auburn16. Georgia Tech17. Missouri18. Minnesota19. Mississippi20. Oklahoma21. Clemson22. Louisville23. Boise State24. Marshall25. Utah read more

Delano Williams a great role model says HE Peter Beckingham

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Delano Williams road to Rio 2016, DW 4x400m relay for team Great Britain, HE Peter Beckingham speaks of Delano Williams Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 15, 2016 – Delano Williams is not only built for speed but the Governor Peter Beckingham says he is also built for the pressure and the tension that will come when he walks out onto that Olympic track.  The 22 year old is for the first time at the Olympics and his appearance is epic for the Turks and Caicos as it is the first time that an islander has made it to that level of competition.HE in a media statement gushes over the excitement and Delano with, “It is hard to think of anyone better able to handle the tension and the pressure. He is a well balanced man, modest but rightly ambitious, charming and great company. I can think of no better role model for the youth of Turks and Caicos Islands.” The Governor is hoping, as others are, for a medal.  “It will be truly wonderful for Turks and Caicos if he returns with a medal, which will also be a reward for the trust shown in him by his family, and friends and colleagues like Rita Gardiner, the former head of TCI’s Commonwealth Games group.  But whatever the outcome everyone in Turks and Caicos should take pride in his participation in the world’s greatest sporting event – an extraordinary achievement for someone from Grand Turk, which everybody there and in TCI should jointly celebrate.”Delano Williams runs this Friday in the men’s 4x400m heats on the second leg; team Great Britain, of which he is a part is expected to advance to the finals which to be held on August 20th.last_img read more

Police Man punched 5yearold boy on subway

first_imgNEW YORK (AP/WSVN) — New York City police are searching for a man who they say punched a 5-year-old boy on the subway.Police say the boy and his mother were riding through Brooklyn on Saturday when the attack happened. Police say the suspect punched the boy in the face then fled.According to the New York Daily News, the man also yelled “Are you going to cry to ya’ mommy?” before fleeing.The victim suffered bruising on his face and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.Police have released surveillance images of the suspect, and have identified him as 25-year-old Ramon Thomas.An investigation continues.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Union Budget 201213 Summary

first_imgThe Union Budget 2012-13 identifies five objectives to be addressed effectively in the ensuing fiscal year.- Budget identifies five objectives relating to growth, investment, supply bottlenecks, governance, and removing malnutrition- Amendment to FRBM Act introduced as part of Finance Bill- Central subsidies to be kept under 2 per cent of GDP; to be further brought down to 1.75 per         cent of GDP over the next 3 years- Rs 30,000 crore to be raised through disinvestment- Efforts to reach broad-based consensus on FDI in multi-brand retail- Investment in 12th plan in infrastructure to go upto Rs 50,00,000 crore; half of this is expected from private sector- Target for agricultural credit raised to Rs 5,75,000 crore- National Urban Health Mission is being launched- UID-Aadhar to get adequate funds for enrolment of Rs 40 crore persons- A number of measures proposed to deter generation and use of unaccounted money- White paper on black money to be laid in current session of Parliament- Tax proposals mark progress in the direction of movement towards DTC and GST- Income tax exemption limit raised from Rs 1,80,000 to Rs 2,00,000; upper limit of 20 per cent tax slab raised from Rs 8 lakh TO Rs 10 lakh- General Anti Avoidance Rule being introduced to counter aggressive tax avoidance- Standard rate of excise duty raised from 10 per cent to 12 per cent; service tax rates raised from 10 per cent to 12 per cent; no change in peak customs duty of 10 per cent on non-agricultural goods- Fiscal deficit targeted at 5.1 per cent of GDP, as against 5.9 per cent in revised estimates for 2011-12- Central Government debt at 45.5 per cent of GDP as compared to Thirteenth Finance Commission target of 50.5 per centThe Union Budget 2012-13 presented by the Finance Minister ShriPranab Mukherjee in Lok Sabha today identifies five objectives to be addressed effectively in the ensuing fiscal year.   They include focus on domestic demand driven growth recovery; create conditions for  rapid revival of high growth in private investment;  address  supply bottlenecks  in agriculture, energy and transport sectors  particularly in coal, power, national highways , railways and civil aviation; intervene decisively  to address the problem of malnutrition  especially in the 200 high-burden districts and  expedite coordinated implementation of decisions being taken to improve delivery systems , governance, and transparency;  and address the problem of black money and corruption in public life.ShriPranab Mukherjee said that India’s GDP growth in 2012-13 is expected to be 7.6 per cent +/-0.25 per cent.  He said that in 2011-12, India’s GDP is estimated to grow at 6.9 per cent after having grown at the rate of 8.4 per cent in each of the two preceding years. He said though the global crisis had affected India, it still remains among the front runners in economic growth.  Shri Mukherjee said the slowdown is primarily due to deceleration in industrial growth.  Stating that the headline inflation remained high for most part of the year, the Finance Minister expressed hope that it will moderate further in the next few months and remain stable thereafter.Mukherjee laid emphasis on striking a balance between fiscal consolidations and strengthening macroeconomic fundamentals.  He announced introduction of amendments to the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 (FRBM Act) as part of the Finance Bill 2012.  He said that concept of “Effective Revenue Deficit” and “Medium Term Expenditure Framework” statements are two important features of Amendment to FRBM Act in the direction of expenditure reforms. This statement shall set forth a three year rolling targets for expenditure indicators.The Finance Minister called for a need to have a close look at the growth of revenue expenditure, particularly, on subsidies.  He announced that from 2012-13 while subsidies related to food and for administering the Food Security Act will be fully provided for,  all other subsidies would be funded to the extent that they can be borne by the economy without any adverse implications.  He said that the Government will endeavor to restrict the expenditure on central subsidies under 2 per cent of GDP in 2012-13and over the next three years, it would be further brought down to 1.75 per cent of GDP.Shri Mukherjee said that based on recommendations of the Task Force headed by Shri Nandan Nilekani, a mobile-based Fertilizer Management System has been designed to provide end-to-end information on movement of fertilizers and subsidies which will be rolled out nation-wide during 2012.  He said that transfer of subsidy to the retailer and eventually to the farmers will be implemented in subsequent phases which will benefit 12 crore farmer families.On the tax reforms, the Finance Minister said that the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill will be enacted at the earliest after expeditious examination of the report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee.  He said drafting of model legislation for Centre and State Goods and Services Tax (GST) in concert with States is under progress.  He added that the GST network will be set up as a National Information Utility and will become operational by August 2012.On the disinvestment policy, Mukherjee said that the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are being given a level playing field vis-à-vis private sector with regard to practices like buy-backs and listing at stock exchange. Stating that while in 2011-12, the Government will raise about Rs.14,000crore  from disinvestment as against a target of  Rs.40,000 crore,  the Finance Minister proposed to raise  Rs.30,000 crore through disinvestment in  2012-13.  He said at least 51 per cent ownership and management of CPSEs will remain with the Government.Calling for strengthening investment environment, Mukherjee said that efforts are on to arrive at a broad-based consensus in respect of decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail up to 51 per cent.  He proposed to introduce a new scheme called Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme to allow for income tax deduction of 50 per cent to new retail investors who invest up to Rs.50,000 directly in equities and whose annual income is below Rs.10 lakh.  The scheme will have a lock-in period of 3 years.  Regarding capital markets, the Finance Minister proposed to allow Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs) to access Indian Corporate Bond market.  He also proposed simplifying the process of Initial Public Offer (IPO).Pranab Mukherjee said that the Government is committed to protect the financial health of Public Sector Banks and Financial Institutions.    He proposed to provide Rs. 15,888 crore for capitalization of Public Sector Banks, Regional Rural Banks and other financial institutions including NABARD.  He added that a Central Know Your Customer (KYC) depositary will be developed in 2012-13 to avoid multiplicity of registration and data upkeep.The Finance Minister informed that out of 73,000 identified habitations that were to be covered under “Swabhimaan” campaign for providing banking facilities by March 2012, about 70,000 habitations have been covered while the rest are likely to be covered by March 31, 2012.    He added that as a next step Ultra Small Branches are being set up at these habitations.  In 2012-13, Swabhimaan campaign will be extended to more habitations.Emphasizing on infrastructure and industrial development, Shri Mukherjee said that during the 12th Plan, infrastructure investment will go up to Rs.50 lakh crorewith half of this expected from private sector. Stating that in 2011-12 tax free bonds for Rs.30,000 crore were announced for financing infrastructure projects, he proposed to double it to raise Rs.60,000 crore in 2012-13.  The Minister proposed to allow External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) to part finance Rupee debt of existing power projects.The Finance Minister ShriPranab Mukherjee announced a  target of covering  8,800 km. under NHDP next year and increase in allocation of the Road Transport and Highways Ministry  by   14 per cent to Rs.25,360 crore in 2012-13.  He proposed to permit ECB for working capital requirements of the Airline Industry for a period of one year, subject to a total ceiling  of US dollar  1 billion to address the immediate financial concerns of the Civil Aviation Sector.   He added that a proposal to allow foreign airlines to participate up to 49 per cent in the equity of an air transport undertaking is under active consideration.Expressing concern over shortage in housing sector, the Finance Minister proposed various measures to address the shortage of housing for low income groups in major cities and towns including ECB for low cost housing projects and setting up of a Credit Guarantee Trust Fund.Regarding textile sector, the Finance Minister announced setting up of two more mega clusters, one to cover Prakasam and Guntur districts in Andhra Pradesh and other for Godda and neighboring districts in Jharkhand in addition to 4 mega handloom clusters already operationalized.  He also proposed setting up of three Weavers Service Centres, one each in Mizoram, Nagaland and Jharkhand.  The Minister proposed a Rs.500 crore pilot scheme in twelfth plan for promotion and application of Geo-textiles in the North East. A powerloom Mega Cluster will be set up in Ichalkaranji in Maharashtra.The Finance Minister proposed to set up a Rs.5000 crore India Opportunities Venture Fund with SIDBI to enhance availability of equity to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.Stating that agriculture will continue to be a priority for Government, Mukherjee proposed  an increase  by 18 per cent to Rs. 20,208 crore in the total Plan Outlay for the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in 2012-13. He said that the outlay for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) is being increased to Rs. 9217 crore in 2012-13.Underlining importance of timely access to affordable credit for farmers, the Finance Minister proposed to raise the target for  agricultural credit to Rs.5,75,000 crore, which represents an increase of Rs. 1,00,000 crore over the target for the current year. He said that a short term RRB Credit  Refinance Fund is being set up to enhance the capacity of Regional Rural Banks to disburse short term crop loans to the small and marginal farmers. He added that Kisan Credit Card Scheme will be modified to make it a smart card which can be used at ATMs.The Financed Minister said that in order to have a better out reach of the food processing sector, a new centrally sponsored scheme titled National Mission on Food Processing will be started in cooperation with the States in 2012-13.The Finance Minister proposed an increase of 18 per cent to  Rs.37,113crore for Scheduled Castes Sub Plan and  an increase of 17.6 per cent to Rs.21,710 crore for Tribal Sub Plan during 2012-13.Regarding food security, Shri Mukherjee said that National Food Security Bill 2011 is before Parliamentary Standing Committee.   He said a multi-sectoral programme to address maternal and child malnutrition in selected 200 high burdened districts is being rolled out during 2012-13.  He further said that an allocation of Rs.15,850 crore has been made for ICDS scheme which is an increase of 58% and Rs.11,937 crore for  National Programme of Mid-Day Meals in schools for the year 2012-13.  He added that an allocation of Rs.750 crore is proposed for Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls, SABLA.The allocation for rural drinking water and sanitation is proposed to be increased by over 27 per cent to Rs. 14,000 crore and for PradhanMantri Road Sadak Yojana by 20 per cent to Rs. 24,000 crore in 2012-13.  He proposed to enhance the allocation under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund to Rs. 20,000 crore with Rs.5,000 crore exclusively earmarked for .creating warehousing facilities.The Finance Minister proposed an  increase in  allocation by 21.7 per cent  for Right to Education – SarvaShikshaAbhiyan to Rs.25,555 crore and by 29 per cent  for Rashtriya MadhyamikShiksha Abhiyan to Rs. 3,124 crore,   He proposed to set up a Credit Guarantee Fund to ensure better flow of funds to students.Regarding health sector he proposed an increase in allocation for NRHM to Rs.20,822 crore in 2012-13.  He also said that National Urban Health Mission is being launched.The Finance Minister said that Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has had a positive impact.  He proposed an allocation of Rs.3915 crore for National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) which represents an increase of 34 per cent. He proposed to provide Rs.200 crore to enlarge the corpus to Rs.300 crore of the Women’s SHG’s Development Fund.  He said the fund will also support the objectives of Aajeevika i.e.  NRLM and will empower women SHGs to access bank credit. He also proposed to establish a Bharat Livelihoods Foundation of India through Aajeevika which will support and scale up civil society initiatives and interventions particularly in the tribal regions covering around 170 districts.Allocation under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is proposed to be raised by 37 per cent to Rs. 8447 crore.  Under the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme for BPL beneficiaries, the monthly pension amount per person is being raised from Rs. 200 to Rs.300.The Finance Minister announced a provision of Rs.1,93,407crore for Defence Services including Rs.79,579 crore for capital expenditure.  He said the allocation is based on present needs and any further requirement would be met.Addressing Governance related issues, Mukherjee said adequate funds are proposed to be allocated to complete enrolments of another 40 crore persons under UID Mission. Outlining the steps taken by the Government to address the issue of black money, the Minister proposed to lay a White Paper on Black Money in the  current session of Parliament.In the Budget Estimates for 2012-13, the Gross Tax Receipts are estimated at Rs.10, 77,612 crore which is an increase of 15.6 per cent over the Budget Estimates and 19.5 per cent over the revised estimates for 2011-12.  After devolution to States, the net tax to the Centre in 2012-13 is estimated at Rs. 7,71,071crore. The Non Tax Revenue Receipts are estimated at Rs.1,64,614 crore and Non-debt Capital Receipts  at Rs.41,650 crore.  The total expenditure for 2012-13 is budgeted at Rs.14,90,925 crore.  Of this Rs.5,21,025 crore is the Plan Expenditure while Rs.9,69,900 crore is budgeted as Non Plan Expenditure.The tax proposals are guided by the need to move towards the Direct Tax Code (DTC) in the case of direct taxes and Goods & Services Tax (GST) in the case of indirect taxes.Individual income upto Rs.2 lakh will be free from income tax; income upto Rs.1.8 lakh was exempt in 2011-12. Income above Rs.5 lakh and upto Rs.10 lakh now carries tax at the rate of 20 per cent; the 20% tax slab was from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.8 lakh in 2011-12. A deduction of upto Rs.10,000 is now available for interest from savings bank accounts. Within the existing limit for deduction allowed for health insurance, a deduction of upto  Rs.5000 is being allowed for preventive health check-up.  Senior citizens not having income from business will now not need to pay advance tax.While no changes have been made in corporate taxes, the budget proposes a number of measures to promote investment in specific sectors.  In order to provide low cost funds to some stressed infrastructure sectors, withholding tax on interest payments on external borrowings (ECBs) is being reduced from 20 percent to 5 per cent for 3 years.  These sectors are – power, airlines, roads and bridges, ports and shipyards, affordable housing, fertilizer, and dam.Investment linked deduction of capital expenditure in some businesses is proposed to be provided at 150 per cent as against the current rate of 100 per cent.  These sectors include cold chain facility, warehouses forstoring food-grains, hospitals, fertilizers and affordable housing.   Bee keeping, container freight and warehousing for storage of sugar will now also be eligible for investment linked deduction. The budget also proposes weighted deduction for R&D expenditure, agri-extension services and expenditure on skill development in the manufacturing sector.For small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the turnover limit for compulsory tax audit of accounts as well as for presumptive taxation is proposed to be raised from Rs. 60 lakh to Rs. 1 crore. In order to augment funds for SMEs, sale of residential property will be exempt from capital gains tax, if the proceeds are used for purchase of plant and machinery, etc.A General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) is being introduced in order to counter aggressive tax avoidance. Securities transaction tax (STT) is being reduced by 20 per cent on cash delivery transactions, from 0.125% to 0.1%. Alternative Minimum Tax is proposed to be levied from all persons, other than companies, claiming profit linked deductions.The Finance Minister has proposed a series of measures to deter the generation and use of unaccounted money. In the case of assets held abroad, compulsory reporting is being introduced and assessment upto 16 years will now be allowed to be re-opened. Tax will be collected at source on trading in coal, lignite and iron ore; purchase of bullion or jewellery above Rs. 2 lakh in cash; and transfer of immovable property (other than agricultural land) above a specified threshold. Unexplained money, credits, investments, expenditures etc. will be taxed at the highest rate of 30 per cent irrespective of the slab of income.The Finance Minister has made an effort to widen the service tax base, strengthen its enforcement and bring it as close as possible to the central excise. A common simplified registration form and a common return are being introduced for central excise and service tax.All services will now attract service tax, except those in the negative list. The negative list has 17 heads and includes specified services provided by the government or local authorities, and services in the fields of education, renting of residential dwellings, entertainment and amusement, public transportation, agriculture and animal husbandry. A number of other services including health care, and services provided by charities, independent journalist, sport persons, performing artists in folk and classical arts, etc are exempt from service tax. Film industry also gets tax exemption on copyrights relating to recording of cinematographic films.Service tax rate is being increased from 10 per cent to 12 per cent, with consequential change in rates for services that have individual tax rates. The standard rate of excise duty for non-petroleum goods is also being raised from 10 per cent to 12 per cent. No change is proposed in peak rate of customs duty of 10 per cent on non-agricultural goods.The Budget offers relief to different sectors of economy, especially those under stress.  Import of equipment for fertilizer projects are being fully exempted from basic customs duty of 5 per cent for 3 years.  Basic customs duty is also being lowered for a number of equipment used in agriculture and related areas. In the realm of infrastructure, customs relief is being given to power, coal and railways sectors.  While steam coal gets full customs duty exemption for 2 years (with the concessional counter-veiling duty of 1 per cent), natural gas, LNG and certain uranium fuel get full duty exemption this year. Different levels of duty concessions are being provided to help mining, railways, roads, civil aviation, manufacturing, health and nutrition and environment. So as to help modernization of the textile industry, a number of equipment are being fully exempted from basic customs duty, and lower customs duty is being proposed for some other items used by the textile industry.Customs duty is being raised for gold bars and coins of certain categories, platinum and gold ore.  Customs duty is to be imposed on coloured gem stones.  Excise duty on certain categories of cigarettes and bidis, pan masala and chewing tobacco is being increased. Customs duty is being increased on completely built large cars/ SUVs/ MUVs of value exceeding $40,000.Silver jewellery will now be fully exempt from excise duty. Unbranded precious metal jewellery will attract excise duty on the lines of branded jewellery. Operations are being simplified and measures taken to minimize impact of this provision on small artisans and goldsmiths.While direct tax proposals in the Budget will result in a net revenue loss of Rs.4,500crore, indirect taxes will result in a net revenue gain of Rs.45,940 crore. Thus, the tax proposals will lead to a net gain of Rs.41,440crore.last_img read more

Road crashes in two dists claim 4 lives

first_imgRoad accident logoFour people were killed in separate road accidents in Naogaon and Sirajganj districts on Friday morning.In Naogaon, two mango traders were killed after a truck hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw from behind in Sapahar upazila.The deceased are Abdul Salam, 27, son of a certain Majed Hossain, from Bakrail Bishnathpur village in Sapahar upazila and Hiron, 30, son of one Siddik Bepari from Borochar Samaiya village in Bhola sadar upazila.Police said Salam and Hiron were going by an auto-rickshaw to a zero-point area of the upazila to buy mangoes from wholesalers.A Chapainawabganj-bound rice-laden truck knocked the auto-rickshaw from behind as soon as they got into the vehicle in Godownpara area around 8:00am, leaving the two traders dead on the spot, the law enforcement said.Police have seized the truck but its driver managed to flee the scene, said Sapahar police station officer-in-charge Shamsul Alam Shah.“We are processing to file a suit in this connection,” he added.In Sirajganj, two people were killed and 23 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch by Dhaka-Bogra highway in Bhuiyanganti Bazar area of Raiganj upazila.The deceased are Jahir Uddin, 35, son of a certain Nazim Uddin, and Abu Bakar Siddiq, 34, son of Abbas Ali, resident of Saidpur village in Thakurgaon district.The Dhaka-bound ‘Mirpur Paribahan’ bus from Thakurgaon fell into a ditch around 10:30am after its driver lost control over the steering, leaving 25 people injured, said Hatikumrul highway police station officer-in-charge Abdul Quader Zilani.The injured were rushed to Raiganj Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared the two dead, he added.last_img read more

Prince Georges County Md Roundtable Releases Quality of Life Index

first_imgPrince George’s County, Md. has made large strides in several key areas over the past decade, according to an updated “quality of life” index released May 13 by a county business organization. According to the updated Prince George’s County Quality of Life Index, a statistical account of the county’s progress in several data categories, burglaries and car thefts are down significantly and the county has succeeded in attracting more qualified teachers. The index was released by The Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable, the “Voice of Business” in the county, and their affiliate, the Andrews Business & Community Alliance. Both are not-for- profit, non-partisan organizations whose activities include advocating for the businesses, communities and military presence in the county. According to the group, the index “remains to tell you where the county stands today, but also to measure it against the past to ascertain whether or not progress is occurring.” In attendance at a meeting to release the updated index, held at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, were roundtable members and County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. The index found that 90 percent of teachers in county schools were “highly qualified,” compared to 48.6 percent in 2004. Also, 75 percent of third grade students are reading at a proficient or advanced level, along with 77.1 percent of seventh graders. Motor vehicle theft and burglary remained the county’s most common crimes, but both are on the decline. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, motor vehicle thefts fell to 3,184 last year from 16,332 motor vehicle thefts in 2004. There were 4,145 burglaries in the county last year, down from 6,429 in 2004.last_img read more

BEML optimistic about bullet train project

first_imgKolkata: State-run BEML Ltd, the leading manufacturer of Rail and Metro coaches, remains focused on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project as “some indigenisation” is expected, an official said on Friday. “Whatever I understand, a total of 240 coaches would be inducted by 2023 (for the project). Of this, some numbers would be assembled (in India). Initially, I believe it is better to absorb the technology. Some particular indigenisation will happen and that has not been decided,” said the company’s Chairman and Managing Director D.K. Hota. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Train Project, popularly referred to as Bullet Train, is an endeavour to bring economic growth and prosperity with the Indian Railways adopting the most modern technologies.”As and when the opportunity comes and particularly, when it comes to us contractually, we would invest. There are various Japanese companies which would primarily be there and we would be talking to them,” he said on the sidelines of a programme “Rail connect east, 2018”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe programme was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in partnership with the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) and Indian Railways.According to him, BEML has tied up with Japanese company Hitachi. Another public sector undertakings, BHEL Ltd, has tied up with Kawasaki.Hota said: “The government is extremely serious (on the high speed train project) and a lot of ground work has happened. Whatever part (of the project) comes out for bidding, we would bid and try to get order. “We have to be in sync with the government plans… We have the capacity to absorb the technology,” he said.The state-run company also sees opportunities in various metro projects and intends to become a turnkey player.”Some of the metro corporations are looking at totally lease base model as resources are becoming a constraint. We are also looking at options where we will not only be a rolling stock supplier but also aspiring to form consortium with construction companies to become a turnkey player. This will help metro rail corporations to do infrastructure projects much faster,” Hota said.According to him, the company manufactured 1,200-1,300 metro coaches, which is about 47 per cent of the coaches manufactured in the country.”At the moment, we are making 150 coaches for the Bengaluru Metro… We will be sending 72 metro cars to Kolkata Metro,” he said.There has been a proliferation of metros in various cities. Each metro corporation has its own standards, he said.”Attempts are now being made to standardise (different standards). There would be some meetings soon,” he added.last_img read more

Mexico passes antilaundering cash purchases ban

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Some people have predicted a similar downturn in some economic sectors, such as real estate, once the peso cash ban is enacted. The bill would take effect 90 days after it is signed into law and published.“We know some sectors of the economy are worried, like the auto industry and the jewelry industry,” said Sen. Alejandro Encinas of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party. But he added that “as long as we don’t effectively combat money laundering and dismantle the financial power of organized crime, the problem of violence and drug trafficking won’t disappear from our country.”Despite the potential pain, legislators said it was the only way to fight drug cartels.“There is no way to go after organized crime, if not to hit their finances,” said Sen. Cristina Diaz Salazar, a member of President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top holiday drink recipes 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories The fact that the law took two years to move through Congress illustrates the sensitive nature of such rules in a society where small businesses and retailers, as well as gangsters, have long conducted many of their transactions in cash.In 2010, President Felipe Calderon originally proposed rules to bar all cash real estate purchases as well as cash purchases of cars, planes and other goods for amounts exceeding 100,000 pesos ($7,700). But congress watered down that proposal.Sen. Roberto Gil, of Calderon’s conservative National Action Party, said the legislation now going to Calderon for his signature into law “has achieved a healthy and reasonable balance between the need to inhibit the use of cash and the normal development of our country’s economic activity.”The law would also require notaries, brokers and dealers to report the forms of payment in purchases above the $38,750 limit. Similar reporting would be required for credit card payments when monthly balances exceed 50,000 pesos ($3,875).Mexico implemented strict limits on cash dollar transactions in 2010 that limited the amount of dollars a person could exchange to about $1,500 a month in most cases. Those limits hurt travelers, as more banks decided to get out of the cash dollar exchange businesses, leaving less competition and higher spreads among the few remaining players. Comments   Share   MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s Senate passed a bill Thursday banning large cash transactions as part of an effort to fight money laundering that experts estimate may amount to around $10 billion per year in Mexico.The bill forbids buyers and sellers from giving or accepting cash payments of over a half million pesos ($38,750) for real-estate purchases. It also forbids cash purchases of more than 200,000 pesos ($15,500) for automobiles or items like jewelry and lottery tickets.last_img read more

Moderately strong quake shakes Mexico

first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Sponsored Stories ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) – A moderately strong earthquake struck near Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Wednesday, causing cracks in some buildings and knocking bricks and plaster off other structures.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at 7:38 a.m. (8:38 a.m.; 1238 GMT) had a magnitude of 6.2. It was centered near the Pacific coast and about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Acapulco.No significant injuries were reported, but a chunk of ornamental plaster work fell off the facade of one hotel on Acapulco’s once-glamorous main boulevard. Cracks were found in the walls of a university in Acapulco and a concrete entrance gate at a local military base collapsed, said Victor Torres Ruiz, the spokesman for the state government of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mexico City is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit.The magnitude-8.1 quake in 1985 that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City was centered 250 miles (400 kilometers) away on the Pacific coast.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The vital role family plays in society An apartment block also suffered structural damage, according to Constantino Gonzalez Vargas, head of the state civil defense office.Ezequiel Baltazar was driving his daughter to school in Acapulco along with his wife when the quake struck and a large chunk of rock fell from the hillside onto the trunk of his car.“Fortunately, my wife and my daughter are OK. They just were panicked,” Baltazar said.Ruben Lopez, who was visiting Acapulco from Mexico City, said he was doing early morning exercises on the beach when the quake hit.“It felt like I was sinking into the sand,” Lopez said.A second, smaller quake followed 24 minutes later. The USGS calculated the magnitude of the aftershock at 5.3.Traffic lights went out in the city, causing traffic jams, and fears of more possible aftershocks prompted some schools in Acapulco to send children home for the day.Buildings swayed in Mexico City, 170 miles (280 kilometers) to the north, and some people evacuated office buildings as an earthquake alarm sounded. On the city’s main boulevard, one man injured his leg as he rushed out of an office building.Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said there were no reports of damage or serious injuries. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

Ugandan police detain the presidents 2 top opponents

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Mbabazi was a member of Museveni’s former rebel movement and was once seen as a possible successor to Museveni after holding several Cabinet positions over the years. Museveni fired Mbabazi as his prime minister last year amid reports that Mbabazi was exploring a possible presidential run.After Mbabazi announced last month that he would seek the presidency as a member of the ruling party, he was denounced by some party officials who want Museveni to run unopposed.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was arrested as he traveled from Kampala to a town in eastern Uganda where he planned to consult with his supporters. Police had warned he faced arrest if he proceeded with the trip without first getting the support of the ruling party, of which he is a member, but Mbabazi insisted that as a presidential aspirant he needed no one’s approval to consult across the country.Police took “preventive action” against Mbabazi, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, an assistant inspector general of police, told reporters Thursday.“He is now under incarceration,” Kaweesi said.The two arrests show that Museveni’s government “has not yet come to terms with the idea of political competition,” said Livingstone Sewanyana, who heads the watchdog group Foundation for Human Rights Initiative.“Anyone who threatens Museveni’s power base definitely will face the same treatment. It doesn’t matter whether you were once bedfellows,” he saidThe arrest of Mbabazi, a former ally of long-serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, could stoke political tensions here as Museveni tries to remain the undisputed leader of his party. Museveni has led Uganda since taking power by force in 1986. Critics increasingly describe Museveni as authoritarian, accusing him of using the security forces to keep a firm grip on power. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police on Thursday detained two of the president’s top challengers, an opposition leader and a former prime minister who last month announced he would seek the presidency.Three-time presidential candidate Kizza Besigye, who is frequently detained over his political activities, was arrested outside his home near Kampala, the Ugandan capital, as he headed out to address a rally, his aide Francis Mwijukye said. Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

AccorHotels to operate new Pullman Trinity Point Resort

first_img AccorHotels The NSW tourism industry is set to receive a significant boost following the announcement by AccorHotels and Johnson Property Group that a 5-star Pullman hotel will be built as part of a $388 million integrated resort development at Trinity Point, Lake Macquarie.Johnson Property Group has appointed AccorHotels to operate the resort under the group’s leading 5-star Pullman brand.Pullman Trinity Point Resort will be the first new build 5-star resort in the Lake Macquarie area for nearly 10 years, and will adjoin an apartment complex with a combination of 250 hotel rooms, short stay serviced apartments, and private residential apartments.The Resort will comprise of 65 hotel rooms as well as 150 one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments and feature a business centre, 300 person conference/wedding facilities, a swimming pool, day spa, gymnasium, restaurant and bar, executive lounge, tourist information office and ground level retail outlets. Some of the hotel rooms will feature premium views overlooking Lake Macquarie and a proposed 188-berth marina.AccorHotels Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath said the Pullman Trinity Point Resort and surrounding masterplanned precinct will be a significant economic contributor and boost for tourism in regional NSW.“We’re delighted to be opening a new Pullman Resort in partnership with Johnson Property Group which will enhance the regional NSW accommodation offering in the 5-star end of the market,” Mr McGrath said.“The resort will open up new opportunities for domestic and international travellers to venture outside of Sydney where the hotel market has been considerably constrained. The local economy will also benefit through local employment, supplier partnerships and added expenditure that will come with increased visitors to the region.“Pullman Trinity Point Resort will not only offer leisure and business guests a luxurious, waterfront accommodation experience but its location sits within the sweet spot between Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.We’re confident that the resort will appeal to a number of market segments from weddings to business retreats given its close proximity to Sydney and other regional tourism hubs. Boat and yacht owners will also enjoy arriving to the resort by water access,” Mr McGrath concluded.Johnson Property Group CEO Keith Johnson said the company was pleased to partner with AccorHotels to deliver a luxury 5-star resort to attract new visitors to Lake Macquarie.“A major drawcard of the Pullman Trinity Point Resort will be the surrounding lifestyle amenities which we are developing within the precinct, including a 200-seat restaurant with additional outdoor dining, a 300-seat function centre, as well as extensive foreshore boardwalk and stunning seabaths overlooking Lake Macquarie,” Mr Johnson said.“Lake Macquarie currently attracts over 900,000 visitors every year and the new Pullman Trinity Point Resort and surrounding restaurant, function centre, lifestyle and marina amenities are set to significantly boost tourism in the region.”The construction of the hotel and apartment complex will see the creation of an estimated 3,500 jobs together with ongoing employment in the hospitality, tourism and marina elements of the project. Construction is expected to commence for stage one of the marina in early 2016.Trinity Point, spanning 23 hectares of prime waterfront land, is situated within the township of Morisset Park, 12 minutes off the M1 Pacific Motorway overlooking Barden’s Bay and the wider Lake Macquarie. For more information, visit trinitypoint.com.au.Pullman Trinity Point Resort will complement AccorHotels other properties in the Central Coast and Lakes area including Pullman Magenta Shores Resort and ibis Styles The Entrance. Source = AccorHotelslast_img read more

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first_img(photos by Sue Kirsch, text by Rebecca Weeks) March 23, 2018East Housing is coming along beautifully, with final touches being added daily.Our woodworking team built a gorgeous built-in workspace, and this time around that team included Bryce, Erik, Randall, and Patrick.This progress is part of the East Housing Renovation Project, which is well on its way to completion, and includes upgraded ADA amenities and a large workspace for students. Another recent East Housing project included the installation of decorative wood panels, installed by Joel, the Construction Manager, and the workshoppers Kevin, Bryce and Yui. The process was overseen by Planning Manager Kevin Pappa.Lighting fixtures, accented with Soleri silt cast ceramic bells were installed as well. The fixtures were designed by Kevin Pappa and welded by Jona, our metalworking expert. The ceramic tops were made by Erin, an alum, based off an archival image of Soleri’s work.last_img read more

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(@SRKscotch) January 4 2017 This is probably the end of an Era in Indian Cricket But I’ll alwz pick #Dhoni as a #Captain more than just a player in this team @msdhoni — Bhuvan Bam (@BhuvanBaam) January 4 2017 The latest assignment where Dhoni will featurewithout the captaincy hat is the ODI series against England For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: April 28 2016 3:46 am Top News A cabinet sub-committee of Gujarat government dealing with water scarcity in the state on Wednesday decided to allow social organisations to open cattle camps in water-scarcity affected areas The social organisations in turn will be given subsidy of Rs 25 per animal Read |Food poisoning: 24 cattle die at gaushala inKutch At the same time under the orders of the committee total 66 fodder depots have also been opened in Kutch district which will provide fodder to cattle at subsidised rates The sub-committee is headed by senior cabinet minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama with three senior bureaucrats and five other ministers as its members Gujarat government has already announced 994 villages of five districts as partially scarcity-affected districts Share This Article Related Article Chudasama said “Today we have decided to let social organisations to open cattle camps in the five districts 994 villages of which have been declared as partially scarcity affected Those organisations which open cattle camps will be given subsidy of Rs 25 per cattle by the government The same subsidy will also be applicable to existing Gau-Shalas and cattle camps in those districts” According to Chudasama the government has already opened 66 fodder depots in Kutch For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: July 31 2015 12:53 pm Drew Pearce has hinted the untitled “Ghostbusters” might happen with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt taking on lead roles Related News Writer Drew Pearce has hinted the untitled “Ghostbusters” spin-off which was earlier said to be cancelled might still happen with actors Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt taking on lead roles Pearce spoke about the possibility in an interview with MTV at the New York premiere of “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” writer Drew Pearce hinted that the project which eyed Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum as leading actors might still happen “Oh yeah I’ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks Obviously it’s top secret but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with and the Russo brothers and Ivan Reitman who did the original movie are going to take that and run with it” the writer said “Obviously I cannot tell you what it is but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know” When asked about the involvement of Pratt and Tatum in the movie Pearce confirmed “That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade “It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do” Peace did not want to confirm that the movie would really happen Instead he asked fans to wait for some time to know whether it happens or not “My personal inclination is to try and make everything occur in the same Ghostbusters universe because I feel as a fan that’s what I would want Here in New York you just wanna tie it all together Whether that happens or not we’ll see but I’ve certainly given them the tools to do that I hope” he said Back in March the “Ghostbusters” spin-off was reported to have Pratt and Tatum in the cast Pratt denied the rumors and Tatum’s producing partner Reid Carolin said it wasn’t happening anymore For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: October 18 2015 4:31 pm War between the two factions of Nadigar Sangam Tamil film body represents actors and theatre artists getting worse with a faction led by the incumbent President Sarathkumar launched personal attacks on the rebel camp targeting actors Vishal ahead of election set on October 18 Related News War between the two factions of Nadigar Sangam Tamil film body represents actors and theatre artists getting worse with a faction led by the incumbent President Sarathkumar launched personal attacks on the rebel camp targeting actors Vishal ahead of election set on October 18 The fierce battle has Sarathkumar his wife Radhika and her half brother Radha Ravi pitted against rival alliance of five actors known as Pandavar Ani led by actors Nasser and Vishal Although actor Silambarasan supporting Sarathkumar faction indulged in name calling Vishal and Sarathkumar’s wife Radhika appealed for an ‘amicable settlement’ without election the rebel camp maintained that they will go ahead with the election Radhika Sarathkumar’s wife who met the media alleged that the rival camp is playing ‘politics’ without revealing their actual demand Targeting Vishal who is contesting general secretary post against her half brother Radha Ravi she said Vishal has no idea for what purpose he is contesting “They are spoiling the unity of this actors body which has been working together like family for so many years Is it ‘politics’ or a forum to play politics” she asked With the The rebel faction garnering support of Super Star Kamal Hassan and a majority of the members of Nadigar Sangam she demanded Pandavar Ani to rethink on contesting election “We are your friends We are not your enemies Please talk to us” she pleaded towards the end of press meet Meanwhile actor Silambarasan who is one among the few prominent faces who support Sarathkumar faction launched an attack on Vishal accusing him breaking the unity of film fraternity Resembling the style of his father T Rajendar who is known for his highly dramatised speeches Silambarasan mocked at Vishal for contesting against Sarathkumar faction He animatedly asked what he had done for the Nadigar Sangam “How dare you come and raise questions suddenly before people who worked hard for this forum” Simbu asked The rebel faction had taken the decision to contest the election after a land deal signed by President Sarathkumar sparked the controversy after he signed an agreement with SPI Cinemas to lease out Nadigar Sangam’s 99 cents land for 29 years and 11 months to construct a seven-storey building housing a multiplex “Where was he when the deal with SPI cinemas was signed Why didn’t he object then” asked Simbalarasan popularly known as Simbu who is standing for the post of Vice-President Both Vishal and Nasser refused to react to Simbu’s remarks Vishal however in his statement said there is no question of withdrawing from the election “We will contest this election” he said appreciating efforts of various film bodies who tried to negotiate to call off the election “I respect their concern But at the same time we trust our decision too Conducting an election is not a bad thing” he said Talking to The Indian Express Nasser said the rival camp has already seen their defeat “Probably that is the reason for them to demand for ‘talks’ instead of ‘election’ It’s their belief that an election would spoil the unity An election is the most democratic process We believe in politics and elections as they are part of our democracy That is why we have elections in schools colleges and in the state Most of all the film bodies in India have this practice Nadigar Singam had no elections for over 25 years Now we realise that a majority demand for a change” he said Nadigar Singam represents both film actors and theatre artists in the state About 2500-2600 members are expected to vote on October 18 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mihir Shah | Updated: July 10 2015 2:56 am The terrible tragedy of the poverty line was that it was used to determine rights and entitlements based on the utterly flawed BPL (below poverty line) list of households Related News The government of India has just released data from the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 It is perhaps the most ambitious exercise of this kind ever conducted in human history The SECC 2011 has three parts: census of rural India conducted by the Union ministry of rural development (MoRD) census of urban India and the caste census The data that has been released covers only the first component rural India The formulation of the SECC was characterised by a long process of widespread consultation with experts and stakeholders and led to a fairly robust methodology not flawless but certainly better than anything similar we have attempted in the past Enumerators used 64 lakh handheld electronic devices in this paperless census And there was a transparent data verification process The decennial population census is governed by the Census Act 1948 which has strict requirements of confidentiality These do not apply to the SECC And since one of its major aims is to determine entitlements for various government programmes the data were subject to verification by the families themselves as also by gram panchayats and gram sabhas After the data were put up in public places specific timelines were given for people to raise objections or make complaints and for the concerned officials to address them According to the MoRD more than 12 crore households raised objections While the process was well conceived there is some cause for concern on how well it was implemented Uttar Pradesh India’s most important state from the point of view of poverty elimination hardly recorded any objections Clearly the robustness of the process was greater where grassroots democracy is stronger in the form of sturdy gram panchayats and gram sabhas But it suffered greatly where the voice of the people is weak and stifled especially when they belong to the most disadvantaged sections Take for example the number of manual scavengers one of the darkest blots on India’s development experience This appears to have been greatly underreported especially in certain states that remain in insistent denial about the existence of the problem which in reality refuses to go away given deeply entrenched social prejudices While the 2011 Census of India lists 215885 dry latrines in Assam Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu and Manipur the SECC reports a mere 653 manual scavengers in these states In spite of these limitations however the SECC gives us a fair picture of acute distress in rural India Some facts are reconfirmed — that among all social groups the Scheduled Tribes are the worst off and that the eastern and central parts of India are the poorest But there are also not-so-well-recognised facts and new insights Nearly 50 per cent of the population is either illiterate or educated below the primary level And around the same number (nine crore families) are so poor that they are forced to do unskilled manual labour What is even more remarkable is that of these nearly four crore families are small and marginal farmers whose poverty compels them to work as manual labourers The productivity of their lands has been so decimated that they work as labourers to make ends meet This has major policy implications for the MGNREGA which must focus on rebuilding the productivity of these lands and create a situation where small and marginal farmers can go back to farming and/ or allied livelihoods and not become endlessly dependent on the MGNREGA The greatest strength of the SECC is the fact that it creates the possibility for us to get away from the poverty line as a criterion for government benefits The terrible tragedy of the poverty line was that it was used to determine rights and entitlements based on the utterly flawed BPL (below poverty line) list of households This list was always characterised by huge errors of inclusion and exclusion where the powerful muscled their way in elbowing out the truly deserving poor The use of BPL cards was also a blunt instrument — anyone with the card would be entitled to all government benefits and anyone without it would be equally excluded This problem arose because we did not recognise the multi-dimensional character of poverty The SECC data make it possible for us to move to the principle of “programme-specific indicators for programme-specific entitlements” This is a clear recognition that poverty has many dimensions each of which is to be tackled by different programmes and the benefits of each programme will either be universal (as in the MGNREGA health primary education sanitation mid-day meals etc) or based on data on specific features such as homelessness disability and a host of other deprivations captured by the SECC all of which are major constituents of poverty These should be used to identify the people entitled to specific benefits Thus the homeless will be the beneficiaries of the Indira Awaas Yojana and the disabled will get disability pensions irrespective of whether or not they have a BPL card What the SECC helps us understand is that even if the figure of people below the consumption poverty line were to fall to zero removing poverty in India will remain a challenge till every Indian has access to safe drinking water sanitation housing nutrition health and education The crucial question then is: How will the government use the SECC data It is to be sincerely hoped that the SECC will not be used to arbitrarily reduce for example the number of people entitled to benefits under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) Some policy analysts have suggested that since around 40 per cent of households fulfil at least one of the SECC’s 14 parameters of exclusion they should all be excluded from the benefits of the NFSA This would be a terrible mistake Many states in India have shown that a universal public distribution system works the best Even if exclusions are to be made they could be done on the basis of the SECC’s more robust indicators of exclusion such as income tax payers large irrigated landowners etc Or by stipulating that only households satisfying two or more exclusion criteria would be excluded For any database is only as good as the use we make of it The writer was member Planning Commission 2009-14 For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: Express Web Desk | Headingley | Published: August 30 2017 1:15 am Shai Hope scored centuries in both innings of the Headingley Test (Source: AP) Related News As West Indies got closer to their first Test win in England since 2000 captain Jason Holder urged everyone in the dressing room to not move from their seats and called the five-wicket win over England nerve-wracking West Indies completed a brilliant turnaround after losing their first Test by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston before levelling the series 1-1 with this win in Leeds “I always believe in this group we’ve done some outstanding things I sent a text in our team chat this morning ‘just believe’ I urged no-one to move from their seats and it was nervewracking in the end Credit to Shai and Kraigg Brathwaite I’m extremely proud of these guys We’ve come up playing a lot of cricket together for Barbados It’s about delivering on the big stage” he said Holder did not boost too much on the win and said that they have a lot to improve on and also hold on to the catches that come their way an area in which they performed disastrously at Headingley “There’ve been some hard times but we’ve felt the support here We have a number of areas to improve we need to hold our chances and need some consistent scores and partnerships But it sets it up nicely for Lord’s” he added Man-of-the-match Shai Hope who became the first cricketer to hit centuries in both innings of a first-class game at Headingley said that he is elated with the win and they were pleased to get over the line in the tense chase “I feel elated We’ve worked hard as a team and we’re pleased to get over the line I am professional cricketer for a reason so I always believe in myself We fought hard throughout the game so we needed to do well with the bat” England captain Joe Root praised the West Indies for a great Test match He said that his team was great in the fight and declare but it did not feel to end on the losing side “It was a great Test match for everyone watching but it wasn’t great to be on the losing day Fifth day on a used wicket against high-quality bowling great knock [from Shai Hope] I’m pleased with the character and fight that we showed to get into position to declare but it wasn’t to be” Root took the blame and said that England batsmen weren’t good enough in the Test and it was disappointing to not even get 300 in the first innings However he praised debutants Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan for their batting “If we are brutally honest we weren’t good enough with the bat Anytime you bat first and don’t get 300 you’re disappointed” he said “They stood up and showed their class The way we approached that second innings was good We wanted a positive declaration when you get an opportunity to win games you’ve got to take it” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsMumbai | Published: May 20 2017 4:24 am Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi “The appointment of Vice-President Rahul Gandhi as the next AICC president is a certainty” Top News The top leadership of the Congress is evolving a mechanism to manage factionalism in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) The strategy is likely to be similar to the mechanism the BJP uses to tame its dissidents and with it the Congress is hoping to unite its splinter groups The leadership has conveyed to the cadre that those unwilling to work in the party’s interest would be free to leave The reforms are likely to come into force after the elevation of vice-president Rahul Gandhi to the AICC president post A source in the Congress told the Indian Express: “The appointment of Vice-President Rahul Gandhi as the next AICC president is a certainty” The Maharashtra Congress believes the AICC presidential polls should be held through consensus and the situation does not warrant elections However both the Centre and the state’s larger concern is inculcating discipline and taming dissidents to strengthen the organisation Insiders indicated that once the organisational polls are over certain guidelines would come into force A senior Congress leader said: “Today the biggest problem of the party is individuals working at cross purposes This defeats the primary objective of strengthening the organisation” To find a way a decision will be taken to reach out to all those in the who are unhappy and have been in criticism mode for the past five years against the party and its leadership An insider said: “State-wide consultation has begun at the AICC level Notwithstanding the electoral success of the BJP at the Centre and state the Congress is going to start the process to fix problems within the organisation” A senior state Congress leader who is part of the exercise said: “The time has come to determine to what extent dissidence against the party president should be tolerated at the Centre or state level” Citing examples he said: “Today if a senior AICC or MPCC leader speaks against Rahul Gandhi it does not augur well for the party’s interest Such in-house indiscipline will have to be nipped” Referring to the BJP he said: “In the BJP nobody dares to publicly or privately utter a word against their Prime Minister Narendra Modi or BJP president Amit Shah Even if someone dares the party takes quick action” He added: “During zilla parishad elections a Congress worker from Nagpur threw ink at MPCC president Ashok Chavan Now AICC leadership has already given permission to act against the Nagpur leader The party has identified the senior candidate who was behind the incident Yet our leaders are reluctant to initiate action” He also referred to former chief minister Narayan Rane who publicly criticised the AICC and MPCC and is a party member Although the dos and don’ts in the Congress constitution are clear a political manager said: “Over the years dissidents have been allowed to flourish as it helped individuals score points against the state president or the top AICC leadership But this has also led to a huge damage to the organisation’s image and disconnected people from the leadership” Sensing that morale is down the AICC is unlikely to crack the whip immediately But it is likely to send observers in each state to find out what are their grievances For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Colombo | Published: August 4 2017 7:06 pm R Ashwin is fastest player to reach 2000 runs and 250 wickets in Tests (Source: AP) Related News R Ashwin became the quickest to 250 wickets in Test cricket and he is on track to become the quickest bowler to 300 Test But before that Ashwin has reached yet another record in his Test career Playing his 51st Test for India the off-spinner scored his 2000th run during his 54-run innings against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday Ashwin who has played 51 Tests is now the fastest player to reach 2000 runs and 250 wickets in Test cricket He went past great Richard Hadlee of New Zealand who took the same number of wickets and scored runs in 54 Tests Former Pakistan all-rounder Imran Khan and former England all-rounder Ian Botham had achieved the same feat in 56 Tests Ashwin scored his 11th Test fifty and tenth batting at number six or below Only England batsmen Ben Stokes (13) and Jonny Bairstow (11) have more fifty-plus scores than the former world number one all-rounder Ashwin also completed the double of 2000 Test runs and 200 wickets He is fourth fastest to achieve this feat Ian Botham leads this lead as he achieved this in 42 Test India’s former captain Kapil Dev and Pakistan’s former captain Imran Khan achieved this feat in 50 Tests The Indian off-spinner has achieved the world number one ranking in all-rounder’s list and is currently number three in the bowler’s ranking in Tests For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi: With Centre’s pre-budget consultations getting underway CPI today demanded "substantial" increase in allocations for social sector schemes in light of "unprecedented inequalities" caused by pursuit of neo-liberal economic policies in the country D Raja IBNLive Noting that International Monetary Fund (IMF) too has recommended increasing spending on social sector CPI stated that the Centre hikes allocations for education health care integrated child development services (ICDS) and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) "Government should acknowledge that neo-liberal economic policies have led to unprecedented inequalities throughout the world including countries like US India also has fallen prey to such policies "Therefore IMF had suggested there should be more spending on social sector We demand Centre to enhance budget for such schemes substantially" CPI national secretary D Raja said Earlier the Left party had favoured spending six and three per cent of GDP on education and health care sectors respectively "Now the spending on education sector should be increased to 10 per cent while that on health care be doubled to six per cent" he added The Rajya Sabha member expressed concerns over "drastic" cut in funding for ICDS and the MGNREGA and demanded that allocations for the two schemes is also increased heavily "In states like (undivided) Andhra Pradesh there is a legislation that ensures SC and ST sub-plan Now we demand a Central legislation guaranteeing funds for sub-plans" he said PTI Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: April 4 2017 2:51 am Candidates and their relatives after filing nominations in Saket Monday Abhinav Saha Top News A tussle over seats may have been the reason for the inordinate delay in the BJP declaring its candidates for the April 23 MCD polls highly placed sources told The Indian Express For two nights party leaders sat till early morning debating over who was most eligible for each seat On Sunday night the Delhi BJP team including co-in charge Tarun Chugh organisational secretary Siddharthan Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and several parliamentarians sat through the night selecting candidates Sources claimed that at one point MP Pravesh Verma had an altercation with Tiwari “Verma like others wanted his own candidates Most of his picks were approved but at one point Verma asked Tiwari about his credentials as a party worker and his knowledge of candidates However the matter was later resolved” a source said Sources also said the party waited till the last moment because it anticipated protests over candidate selection and did not want to give protesters too much time to react While the final list came out as late as Monday afternoon senior leaders said candidates were called and informed soon after they were picked so they could collect their symbol and file the nomination Senior leaders said that in around 20 per cent of the seats candidates were picked without keeping caste and demographic considerations in mind This percentage some leaders said could have been reduced The Delhi BJP hopes the PM’s popularity will help them counter the incumbency factor “We are fighting on a mission and vision of Modi Swachh Bharat and zero tolerance for corruption is our motto The reason we brought in a new team is because they will work with a new mindset and change the system” Tiwari said Cong MLA joins BJP Congress MLA Ambrish Gautam Monday joined the BJP Gautam said his faith in the party leadership had faded of late “MLAs were neglected people were neglected state leadership became arrogant and no one heard us I wanted a ticket for my son; they conducted a survey and my son’s name featured in that as well But they kept us hanging The arrogance is unacceptable” Asked if he was offered a ticket for his son by the BJP Gautam said “They agreed but it was too late Even then I am not concerned At least they listened to us” The Congress said that Gautam was “seeking a ticket for his son or brother but the workers’ choice was a local Congressman D P Maurya” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Jaithirth Rao | Published: May 5 2012 12:19 am Related News Our approach seems to be? 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The president removed Stilwell from command not because he had directly defied the White Houses authoritybut because he had lost his usefulness as an instrument of the presidents policy The same now is the case in Afghanistan The president will surely take heat if he replaces McChrystaland critics are already claiming that any reshuffling at the top will make it impossible to begin drawing down American forces next Julyas the president has promised In factthe opposite is the case: the best way to ensure that we keep to the timetable is to designate a top commander who will closely follow the lead of his commander in chief For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Monaco | Updated: February 14 2017 7:19 pm Ind vs Aus 2017: Steve Waugh said the way R Ashwin’s is playing he is going to break a number of records (Source: AP) Top News Former Australia skipper Steve Waughhas described off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as the ‘DonBradman of bowling’ and said that he is the player the Australian team would need to overcome during its upcoming tour of India Set to play a four-Test series against India starting onFebruary 23 in Pune Waugh felt the Australian team would have to keep calm under pressure and find ways to deal with Ashwin’s bowling “Ashwin is basically the Bradman of bowling What he isdoing is quite incredible I think he is the player we have to overcome The Australians would have to look at ways toovercome Ashwin’s bowling If Aussies can do that then we willhave a chance The guys need to stay calm under pressure” said Waugh Heaping praise on the Indian off-spinner Waugh said: “The way he is playing at the moment he is going to break a number of records Ashwin’s statistics are just mindboggling” The 51-year-old legendary batsman said that it would be adifficult series for Australia as India are a very settled side and Virat Kohli’s captaincy is contagious “India are playing very well at the moment and are a very settled side Everyone is very comfortable in their roles They are also playing a lot at home It is very hard to beatthem at home and that has been proved in the last couple of years” said Waugh during an interaction before the start of the Laureus Worlds Sports Awards “Virat Kohli’s leadership is also very contagious TheIndian players feel positive and they feel they can do anything It seems that the new Team India can achieve anything” he added Waugh however felt that writing off the Australian team as Sourav Ganguly had recently said would be completely “foolish” “Australia will provide a pretty good test to theformidable Indian side There are players that India do notknow much about and that would work to Aussies’ advantage Thefirst Test will be very important If the Aussies can get off to a good start and do well in the opening Test match you never know Anything can happen “We have the potential to change our side after the firsttwo Tests If we do well in the first Test we may spring a surprise We might also be able to provide an upset” insisted Waugh “The senior players need to do well and that is going to be a challenge in the opening Test We have some match winners in our team Sourav’s been a bit optimistic there” Waugh said he could not understand why Australia’s recent performances in overseas series had been so dismal “I don’t know the reason It is a global game You haveneutral umpires There are no excuses not to play well awayfrom home anymore May be it is a mind thing The very thoughtthat you are playing away from home may be playing in their minds Don’t know the reason why they have not been doing well overseas “We always used to enjoy playing overseas earlier asthere is less pressure as you are away from the home crowd family friends and the media And you can relax” Waugh hoped that Australia will do better than England who were beaten 4-0 in the five-match Test series “You have to be positive England missed a trick in thefirst Test If you have got injuries you can’t sit back Yougot to be positive England should have won that first Test but they couldn’t and lost the momentum after that Virat Kohli started doing well and then there was a Tsunami of support” The World Cup-winning former captain expressed confidencethat David Warner would do well in big-ticket series irrespective of whether Australia win or lose “David Warner is an amazing player He is someone who hasredefined the role of opening batting He will be facingAshwin and that will test him It will be interesting to watch He doesn’t care about reputation always backs himself and doesn’t get nervous It will be a really good series Whether Australia win or compete Warner is going to score a lot of runs” concluded the skipper For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: December 9 2015 12:42 am Related News THE AZAMGARH district administration on Tuesday wrote to the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) and other authorities requesting that legal and other help be provided to 30-year-old Ashok Sharma who is languishing in a jail in Saudi Arabia for the last six months In June 2010 Azamgarh native Ashok Sharma had gone to Saudi Arabia where he was working as a private driver in Dammam city Two months ago his family came to know through a relative Achhey Lal Vishwakarma — who also works in Saudi Arabia — that police had arrested Sharma in a road accident case Since then Sharma’s family had been approaching officials and local politicians seeking help for his release On Monday Sharma’s father Jagdish a businessman along with other relatives had met Azamgarh District Magistrate Suhash L Y and submitted an application “On their request a letter has been sent to the protector general at MOIA with details of the case provided by the family We have requested that legal and other help be provided to the person in Saudia Arabia I have also requested MOIA to arrange complete details about the case related to the man to his family A letter has also been sent to UP home department with details about the matter” said the DM Sharma’s younger brother Sanjay said: “I have faxed the letter seeking help for my brother’s release to the office of the Ministry of External Affairs and Union Home Ministry as well My father has already met local SP MLA and UP Minister Durga Prasad Yadav and Gorakhpur BJP MP Yogi Adityanath” Before going to Saudi Arabia Sharma used to run a carpenter shop near his house at Dugnara village in Azamgarh’s Kandharpur area Sanjay said that in June 2010 his brother went to Saudi Arabia along with Vishwakarma — a native of Mau district Vishwakarma had arranged for a driver’s job for Sharma “Initially my brother used to call his wife Munila and other family members But suddenly he stopped calling six months ago We called up Achhey Lal but he could not give any specific reply about my brother’s whereabouts” he added “Around two months ago Achhey Lal came to his native place… When we met him he told us that my brother’s has been arrested Since then we have been running from pillar to post for help” said Sanjay adding that they are also in touch with the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia which has confirmed that Sharma is in jail For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express AppBy: PTI | London | Published: April 23 2016 9:50 am Reality TV star Charlotte Crosby says if she fails to be in a serious relationship by 30 she will consider adopting kids Top News Reality TV star Charlotte Crosby says if she fails to be in a serious relationship by 30 she will consider adopting kids The 25-year-old reality star is currently single and will consider adopting a child if she doesn’t have a stable relationship in place by the time she is ready to start a family reported Female First “I still want a baby by the time I’m 30 but it’s a long time away so I couldn’t put a name on who the father would be If I wasn’t in a serious relationship by then I’d 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