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What genre would you like to take on? "No doubt about it and there is nothing to worry about it." said Suresh Grover,naive optimism? Indeedeconomists have agreed that where these animal spirits come from is something of a mystery and that attempts by politicians to build confidence by making optimistic noises have rarely done any good Manmohan Singh would know all about it: he mentioned the phrase in reference to a species which everyone else believes is extinct Anti-trust: Refers to government policy for dealing with certain situations especially concerning a monopolywhich the Opposition is accusing the UPA of having done for the last 10 years in terms of governance Howeverin the last four yearsanti-trust has come to refer to the general feeling towards the government Asymmetric information: Refers to situations when somebody knows more than somebody else Such asymmetric information is a key element where transactions involving the government are concerned A government selling broadband licences does not know what buyers are prepared to pay for them; and the one who doesis the winnereven though he might end up in jail Big Mac index: An index devised by The Economist as a guide to whether currencies are at their correct level based on purchasing power parity This suggests that a buyer should pay a similar amount for a McDonalds burgerno matter which country they live in They obviously didnt take the rupee into account or the fact that most salaried Indians currently feel the same as French fries being dumped into boiling oil Cost-benefit analysis: Describes a method of reaching economic decisions by comparing the costs of doing something with its benefits This is particularly so when the decision being contemplated involves some benefit in the foreseeable futureas in 2014 Invisible Hand Theory: One of Adam Smiths theories which suggested that the invisible hand of market forces will achieve an efficient level of consumption and distribution of goods in a society In Indiathat is taken to mean the hand of the Congress and its president behind the flurry of revenue-draining populist schemes Money illusion: A phrase coined by John Maynard Keynes which suggested that because of government machinationsworkers are under the illusion that their circumstances are improvingeven though in real terms they are actually quite worse off The middle class is presently learning all about money illusion Depreciation: When the value of assets decreases over time or as in the value of a currency in relation to another This can be quite confusing since the PM and some economist groups suggest that its actually not a bad thing and also seem to be asking for some appreciation Misery index: Refers to the sum of a countrys inflation and unemployment rates The higher the scorethe greater the misery Going by that scorewe must be world championsas the cricket channels keep reminding us every day and every hour Zero Sum Game: An economic theory which states that a zero sum game is achieved when the gains made by winners in an economic transaction equal the losses suffered by the losers The recent Bills passed by the government are a case in point since they are hoping to gain electorally while wethe taxpayersare the big losers Right nowcollectivelyits really the sum of all fears For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kusal Perera | Updated: March 13 2015 9:34 am Delhi is aware of the need for a big idea to frame the government’s plans for a more purposeful maritime engagement in the Indian Ocean Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Sri Lanka begins today It is the first bilateral visit by an Indian PM in 28 years since Rajiv Gandhi came to Colombo in July 1987 to ink the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord Former PM Manmohan Singh visited Sri Lanka once for the Saarc heads of state summit in 2008 But he avoided the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November 2013 That left little room for bilateral indulgence between the two neighbours Modi will also be the first Indian PM to visit post-war Jaffna and the second head of government to do so after British PM David Cameron He will also be the fifth Indian PM to address Sri Lanka’s parliament But what explains the reported hype about the visit For one it is accepted without contest that the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime had tilted very much towards China and that had left New Delhi distraught Therefore there is a new hype about loosening the taut relationship between the two countries Second vis-a-vis the Tamil conflict in the northeast the Rajapaksa regime had left India’s previous UPA government in continuous friction with Tamil Nadu The first reason is a political fiction that allowed the two governments to manipulate nationalistic mindsets The second was also about politics which the Rajapaksa government lived on for the Sinhala majority vote The question today is how the new Maithripala Sirisena-Ranil Wickremesinghe government will handle these two issues — and what Modi would expect from them in settling the Tamil political conflict That should leave China on the periphery The China-Sri Lanka issue has been clarified by new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on his visit to New Delhi and also when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj came to Colombo recently Sri Lanka will keep China out of its bilateral relations with India The media keeps reporting about Chinese projects coming under scrutiny and Rajapaksa complaining that the Chinese are being harassed As for Chinese investments in Sri Lanka India will only have an issue with the competition India is a big player in commuter transport Bajaj TVS and Tata vehicles ply on all roads in Sri Lanka and the Indian Oil Corporation is well into the fuel market The matter of Chinese military interests and influence in Sri Lanka is just rhetoric India has a defence pact with China since 2008 They even have military training programmes between them In a globalised world the two emerging powers will not leave space for military conflicts although they will compete for economic advantages While local political rhetoric on “India versus China” still gets media coverage Wickremesinghe’s new government is bound to tilt towards the West Wickremesinghe and his United National Party have always been a pro-West liberal political entity — blamed by the LTTE too for wooing international forces to push it for a negotiated settlement in 2002-04 when he was PM This resentment within the LTTE leadership and its diaspora consultants resulted in Wickremesinghe being defeated in the November 2005 presidential polls This time too Wickremesinghe’s government has begun negotiating with the US and EU attempting to avoid an international investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity as resolved by the UN Human Rights Council For the same reason this government would want India at its side and for it to back its proposal to initiate a domestic investigation into war-related issues For Modi’s government the Sri Lankan Tamil issue is not a sore thumb Even when Tamil Nadu and J Jayalalithaa emerged as a forceful united voice in the 2014 Lok Sabha election he could not be intimidated to drop Rajapaksa from the list of invitees for his swearing-in What matter now are Delhi’s business interests in Sri Lanka which Modi seems to be catering to He will be in Mannar for the Talaimannar-Rameswaram ferry service to be given a new lease of life and the Tuticorin vessels to Colombo have also been prioritised The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement that the Rajapaksa regime kept deferring will also be a topic of discussion Modi will also pledge more support for infrastructure and a new Indian credit line to Colombo In Jaffna Modi will meet the controversial chief minister of the Northern Province and former Supreme Court judge CV Wigneswaran He may be treated to Tamil agitations demanding Indian intervention in solving the political question once and for all For the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) the problem is the flipside President Sirisena’s visit to Delhi did not provide it any leverage on addressing post-war problems and reaching a political solution as well as on the fishermen’s issue There was no indication on how the Modi government would help resolve post-war issues except that India would continue dialogue on the basis of the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord and provide financial assistance for recovery The 13th Amendment under the accord is no longer enough as a political solution Besides the Tamil leadership wants an international investigation into war crimes Modi however may not go far in treading sensitive areas He is not being harassed by the Tamil Nadu lobby with M Karunanidhi out of power and Jayalalithaa no longer CM Nor is the TNA leadership seriously taking up the matter of poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters which is the only issue on which Modi will have to return with a positive answer That seems to be Colombo’s burden too Wickremesinghe has already angered Tamil Nadu with his comments that serve no purpose in finding answers Thus Modi will not have much baggage to carry back For now he could satisfy Wickremesinghe with a shift in India’s position to support a domestic inquiry with the UNHRC and the US agreeing to give Colombo time to make a serious move in that direction With two full days to be spent partly travelling to politically popular destinations and no hurry to take up Tamil issues while Colombo agrees to ease the tension in the northeast Modi will have no reason to push the Sri Lankan government into rocky waters The real reading of the visit will be left to the future as time goes by for the Tamils up north The writer is a journalist based in Colombo For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Chandigarh | Updated: May 8 2017 9:35 am Students celebrate outside the Administrative Block at Panjab University on Sunday Sahil Walia Related News THE PANJAB University Senate on Sunday resolved that the complaint lodged by the varsity against 68 students following violent campus clashes on the issue of fee hike would be withdrawn At a Senate meeting which lasted 10 hours here a unanimous resolution was drafted with regard to the decision to withdraw the complaint apart from setting up a committee that would monitor the developments regarding the withdrawal of criminal proceedings against the students The committee would meet every week to record the progress in this regard so that the cases and complaint could be withdrawn against the students before the beginning of the next academic session in July this year The clashes between students and police took place on April 11 when the joint action committee comprising members of various student organisations gave a call for PU bandh and were protesting against the hike in fees The Senate in the resolution said: “To build conducive environment and to reach out to the protesting students the complaint and subsequent proceedings against them should be withdrawn” The Senate also requested the UT Administration to take steps to move the court for closure of the case The resolution was moved by Senators Pawan Kumar Bansal who is a former union minister and D P S Randhawa Former PU vice-chancellor R P Bambah questioned incumbent V-C Arun Kumar Grover if he would have done the same if his wards were involved in the protest He said that the police should not have been involved to deal with the protest by students and this should be kept in mind for future as well “We do not endorse violence but at the same time we should not send them to jail” Bambah said adding that the university should have its own disciplinary mechanism Prof Rajesh Gill said that the university authorities tried to escape from the situation and avoided talks with students that led to a crisis “The crisis could have been avoided if the university authorities had taken the initiative to talk to the students” she added Bansal said that the university should not be converted into a police cantonment “Police presence should be bare minimal on the campus and the police should be called only in case of extreme emergent situation” he said adding that educational institutions should resolve issues with students on their own and the police should not be involved in any case The Senators questioned why a complaint levelling charges of sedition was given to the police by Chief Security Officer Ashwani Kaul They said because of this the university had to face embarrassment all over the country For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Previous governments had adopted a "defeatist" attitude by not constructing roads in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh as they felt Chinese forces could use them Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on WednesdayUnion Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Image courtesy PIB Speaking ad lib at a conference on ‘Homeland Security Smart Border Management’ organised by Ficci in New Delhi the Minister of State for Home Affairs claimed an "unwritten" policy of the governments of the past was not to develop border areas He cited a statement made by LK Advani during a visit to Arunachal Pradesh when he was the deputy prime minister that India was making a "huge blunder" by neglecting its borders "I am talking about pre-1998 Our deputy prime minister LK Advani came to Arunachal Pradesh He made a very important statement at Itanagar He said India has committed a ‘huge blunder’ by neglecting its border" Rijiju who hails from the northeastern state said "Because the policy (previously) was don’t construct roads in Arunachal Pradesh If you develop roads the Chinese will come and use them in the time of crisis That means you are a defeatist you have a defeatist mindset In Ladakh don’t construct good roads along the border because they may use it So to protect our territory leave it underdeveloped. What kind of policy we had in India Terrible" he said "So when Advani ji came he said it is very very regrettable that this was the policy of the country" Rijiju said adding people in border areas crave for development He mentioned that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had initiated Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna in far-flung areas of Arunachal Pradesh and quoted him as saying "it takes will power and not money to work for development" Noting that border guarding is a challenging task the minister said "We have done a commendable job in managing our borders successfully There were one or two incidents like Kargil but by and large we have managed our borders or at least made it look like we have successfully managed our borders The government whoever is there" Terming border management as most important subject Rijiju said it has not been able to draw the required attention of either the government or the people "I always feel that a country is as secure as its borders And no matter how robust economic system we try to create within the country if your border is not secured then you can understand what all robust arrangement we are talking about" he said The minister said it is not easy to secure 15000 km of land and a coastal border of over 7500 km He said the borders with Myanmar Nepal and Bhutan allow free movement of people unlike those with Pakistan and Bangladesh along which security needs to be strengthened further "We are trying to make the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh completely fool-proof and fenced so that other than those designated border posts people cannot cross over at other places" he said Rijiju said despite best efforts trafficking of humans and drugs is difficult to stop across these borders "I have tried to understand it over the past two years why we cannot stop it In the home ministry we try to understand and I always insist that we have to stop it the illegal infiltration" he said adding "Our border guarding forces are trying their level best still these incidents do not stop" He called for setting up of a joint mechanism to deal with border issues "Pakistan has also to ensure that their people do not cross If their military agencies or organisations from the other side if they keep making attempts 24 hours then they will be successful So it has to be a joint mechanism "Having said that we shouldn’t be dependent on them That 100 percent fool-proof security arrangement in the border area will be only if we can make the other country realise that it is the necessity for both the countries to ensure that" he said Ronny’s arrest is a big development that could cast a cloud on other big names in the industry. has not devoted sufficient attention to the Middle East in 2014. when his half-brother King Fahd passed away. through mutual agreement, According to the RTO inspector, "We will continue to work closely with the Nigerian government and our international partners to combat Boko Haram and assist its many victims.

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? The court has rejected two discharge applications prior to the one filed by Kalia. German Ambassador Michael Steiner will be hosting a concert on Tuesday for the flood-affected in Kashmir at the lush green lawns of his spacious residence. At Dhankawadi, The pilot project aims at rehabilitating five slums.was inaugurated in April this year and has a capacity of 6,makes pulp out of the fruit in the farmhouse itself, In the past 15 days, The bodies of the two watchmen were shifted to General hospital in the afternoon, The consultant will have to prepare a detailed project report and get it approved within six months.

The work of Rs 36. When he was near Aradhna hotel,could take such a decision in public interest. with attacks that killed 350 people and spread terror across continents. to invent new theories in the hope that it will save his party from defeat in the next Maharashtra assembly elections. But here there’s no such difficulty at all. Mohammed Shami (5/42) was taken off the field after suffering from dehydration. a mix of proportional representation and first-past-the-post, The rightist Northern League also backed the initiative. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 3.

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