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I want to serve my own state till I am alive and moreover, The residents are ultimately quite happy with the way things are.Uttam Nagar resident Pushpender Soni expressed his satisfaction over the rising importance of Chhath Puja among political parties "Whatever be the reason of its growing importance it has made the celebration convenient for many and that is commendable" he said Venezuela governors sworn in showing opposition disunity | Reuters India Reuters Oct 24 2017 06:00:07 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 24 2017 06:00 AM | Updated Date: Oct 24 2017 06:00 AM Tags : Written by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Published: July 21 2017 4:12 pm Linkin Park released a new single from their upcoming album on the day Chester Bennington was found dead Related News Music lovers the world over are mourning the loss of one of the most popular musicians of this generation Chester Bennington Just minutes after the Linkin Park frontman’s body was discovered the band dropped their third track from the album – One More Light He has been the voice of angst and conflict through many of his songs and the latest one is another addition Only this addition is probably going to be a reminder of the dark day Titled “Talking To Myself” the song is in itself about substance abuse and the lyrics especially on the hindsight is eerie The video features concert footage and the band’s interaction with fans To think that we are not going to see this man perform live to realise that we are not going to see him belt out the lyrics from our favourite numbers is heartbreaking and the new song only reminds fans of everything that they are going to miss Sample the lyrics “Tell me what I’ve gotta do / There’s no getting through to you / lights are on but nobody’s home / You say I can’t understand / but you’re not giving me a chance / when you leave me where do you go” As you hear these words reverberate in your head it does feel like this track is a mirror to what happened It reminds us of all the collaborations that Chester will not be a part of all the songs that he wouldn’t be singing and the gaping hole that Chester Bennington has left behind The huge fan following that Chester has been enjoying was because most of us understood what he was singing and there was a connection born out of empathy Only unlike a one-on-one conversation he spoke to millions But all that is left is “Talking To Myself” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 10 2017 10:12 pm Jagga Jasoos is the third time Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are working together Related News Many have pointed out similarities between Jagga Jasoos and Tintin but the film’s star Ranbir Kapoor has refuted such claims saying the upcoming movie is an original story The film’s director Anurag Basu had previously come under scrutiny during 2012 film Barfi also starring Ranbir for taking references from the Charlie Chaplin movie The Adventurer and The Notebook When asked if he was confident about Jagga Jasoos amid comparisons with Tintin Ranbir said “You cannot be confident till the film comes out The film releases and the audience sees it But yes it was unfortunate that people thought that Barfi had a lot of references “…I think dada (Basu) due to that experience made sure that he made a film which will not remind you of any previous things It’s a very original film and I’m very excited about it” said Ranbir who was in the capital to promote his action-adventure movie alongside co-star Katrina Kaif The actor said the film may have been in development for the last three-and-a-half years but at the end of the day what matters is how well it does on the big screen This is Ranbir and Katrina’s third film together and Ranbir said they both have been lucky in terms of doing films with each other “People liked our work in Raajneeti and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani as well They liked our chemistry and we hope that they like us in this film as well It’s a new space for both of us We’re playing very different and new characters” The former couple paid a surprise visit to students at Ryan International School Vasant Kunj as part of the film’s promotions The children could not hold back their excitement on seeing their favourite stars on stage and started hooting ‘Ranbir… Ranbir’ from the audience “It’s surreal” said Ranbir Katrina added “I never went to a public school It’s nice to be here I wish I went to a school like this I didn’t get a chance but you all guys are lucky that you get to go to such a lovely school” The actors chatted with the students and also performed with them on two popular tracks from the film – Galti Se Mistake and Ullu Ka Pattha The film will release this Friday For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 14 2016 6:25 pm New Delhi: Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit speaks at a press meet at Indian Women’s Press Corps in New Delhi on Tuesday (Source: PTI Photo) Top News Sheila Dikshit’s candidature was finally announced Thursday at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi a day after Uttar Pradesh Congress in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad shied away from naming her as the party’s CM face for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections If Congress is voted to power Dikshit could very well go on to become the second leader in the history of Indian politics after Narayan Dutt Tiwari to become chief minister in two states Tiwari served as chief minister of UP three times but his stints were very brief and did not last for more than a year He became chief minister of Uttarakhand in 2002 and went on to serve a full term WATCH VIDEO:Congress Names Sheila Dikshit As UP CM Candidate READ | Sheila Dikshit named Congress UP CM candidate Other contemporary leaders who have had the distinction of serving in various capacities in two states are BJP’s Uma Bharti and Sushma Swaraj Bharti was forced to resign as chief minister in Madhya Pradesh just after a year in the post after an FIR was registered against her in a 1994 riot case After being forced out of the party she returned in 2012 to head the BJP campaign in UP She won as an MLA from Charkhari but the BSP was voted to power READ | Sheila Dikshit the leader whose Delhi success Congress wants to project in UP Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Sushma Swaraj also had a brief stint as chief minister of Delhi becoming the first female leader in the UT to assume the role She resigned after failing to control rising prices of essential commodities Before becoming chief minister Swaraj previously served as education minister for three years in Haryana under the coalition government of BJP-Lok Dal However it will be an uphill task for Sheila and the Congress to come to power in the UP given the present politcal scenario in the state Dikshit has previously served for 15 years as the chief minister of Delhi till she was ousted by the Aam Aadmi Party in 2013 During her rule the capital saw rapid development with key infrastructure projects such as the Delhi Metro project taking off However allegations of rampant corruption during the Common Wealth Games in 2010 and poor handling of the brutal December 2012 gangrape proved to be her undoing in the run-up to the polls Naming Diskhit as the party’s chief ministerial candidate might give the Congress an outside change as she comes with a strong track record of governance For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Published: June 14 2014 12:00 am The IB report is a failed flunkie report no matter what the assessment criteria — documentation logic analysis inference or conclusions Related News I along with several others have been documenting in some detail the steep decline in GDP growth in India over the last few years whose magnitude coincidentally is almost identical to the decline attributed by the IB to a few FFNGOs Some questions require an answer How realistic is the IB assessment How truthful is the analysis How professional in an “academic” sense is the IB’s discourse on the subject In my opinion the only legitimate issue whether with foreign or domestic NGOs or foreign or domestic individuals or foreign or domestic institutions is if any law is broken Unfortunately in its 21-page report the IB is silent on laws being broken but explosive in wearing its own righteous ideology on its ever so arrogant sleeve The IB report is also tight-lipped on the large probability or indeed reality that several very Indian institutions and indeed several UPA government officials and ministers agreed wholeheartedly with the economy-stopping recommendations of the FFNGOs Indeed the present ruling party voted with the Congress on economy-destroying legislation like the land acquisition and food security bills So who is more at fault if fault is present — a mere FFNGO advocating a policy or a not-so-mere UPA government and political parties which supported the enactment of very bad legislation Further how does the source of funding (evil foreign hand) matter Surely it is the execution of a policy that is most relevant Some of the institutions that have allegedly received funding from Greenpeace include respected names such as IIT-Delhi Some of the Indian institutions mentioned in the IB report that agree with the FFNGO-recommended ban on Bt cotton are “the Parliamentary Standing Committee (August 9 2012) and the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) appointed by the Supreme Court (October 7 2012)” The report also alleges that FFNGOs “are making efforts to debunk the Gujarat model of development” Some disclosures are in order I had argued against the opposition to the Narmada dam as far back as the late 1990s At that time NGO activist and leader and novelist Arundhati Roy had published a pamphlet alleging that over 50 million people had been displaced in India because of dam construction I offered an elaborate set of calculations (later published in an academic water journal) that indicated that individuals displaced by dams were no more than three million that is Roy and other anti-dam activists were exaggerating by more than 15 times the “true” number Over the last two years I have published several articles suggesting that the so-called Gujarat model of development does stand up to scrutiny and that Gujarat under Narendra Modi has been tops in economic growth near tops in poverty alleviation of disadvantaged social groups (Muslims and SCs) and tops in poverty alleviation of the STs In terms of other social indicators (education infant mortality) the progress in Modi’s Gujarat has been comparable to the rest of India What is quite clear is that my research has led me to quite the opposite conclusions as advocated by some FFNGOs and some domestic NGOs I had also helped Rahul Mehra and Prashant Bhushan in their successful fight against the biggest NGO of them all the BCCI Thanks to policy reform the BCCI no longer has the status of an NGO I might also add that I had vehemently disagreed with the Aam Aadmi Party’s destructive policies with respect to water and power supply in Delhi The IB report alleges that India’s economy has suffered 2 to 3 per cent GDP loss per year — at today’s levels that is approximately Rs 2 to 3 lakh crore; midpoint is Rs 250000 crore The IB is diligent in documenting how much money the allegedly “bad” NGOs have received since 2005-06 to 2011-12 The amount received by “bad” NGOs hold your breath has been close to Rs 55 crore per year; generously let us assume the estimate to be nearly twice that Rs 100 crore Now the pitiful margin of Rs 100 crore has gone into the hands of utter geniuses who have made a loss to India (by their research lobbying and demonstrations) of 2500 times their original “investment” Both Roy and even the CAG turn out to be infinitely better economists/ accountants than the IB One final point on the IB report and the reaction of some India’s leading news anchor Arnab Goswami berated SP Udayakumar for producing “only” 20 research papers from the $40000 he received from Ohio State University Goswami weighed in that Rs 1 lakh was anywhere near a lot for a research paper Perhaps if we knew how much TV anchors get paid for each sentence they speak we are likely to find out that it is more than Udayakumar got for each research paper The IB report is a failed flunkie report no matter what the assessment criteria — documentation logic analysis inference or conclusions It is an obscenely foolish report It is a huge disservice to the new Modi-BJP regime While the IB might think that they are speaking His Master’s Voice my guess is that it has grotesquely misjudged the new masters Perhaps it is not their fault — they have been used to a very different master for the past decade Let the IB get it — it is no longer business-as-usual I welcome all NGOs research organisations and governments who follow the rule of democracy and law If any of them wants to fund me for research they are welcome to do so Given the ideological preferences of most FFNGOs I am not holding my breath But law-abiding NGOS foreign or domestic are an asset to any society because they enlarge the debate via research and advocacy I along with several others have been documenting in some detail the steep decline in GDP growth in India over the last few years whose magnitude coincidentally is almost identical to the decline attributed by the IB to a few FFNGOs Some questions require an answer How realistic is the IB assessment How truthful is the analysis How professional in an “academic” sense is the IB’s discourse on the subject In my opinion the only legitimate issue whether with foreign or domestic NGOs or foreign or domestic individuals or foreign or domestic institutions is if any law is broken Unfortunately in its 21-page report the IB is silent on laws being broken but explosive in wearing its own righteous ideology on its ever so arrogant sleeve The IB report is also tight-lipped on the large probability or indeed reality that several very Indian institutions and indeed several UPA government officials and ministers agreed wholeheartedly with the economy-stopping recommendations of the FFNGOs Indeed the present ruling party voted with the Congress on economy-destroying legislation like the land acquisition and food security bills So who is more at fault if fault is present — a mere FFNGO advocating a policy or a not-so-mere UPA government and political parties which supported the enactment of very bad legislation Further how does the source of funding (evil foreign hand) matter Surely it is the execution of a policy that is most relevant Some of the institutions that have allegedly received funding from Greenpeace include respected names such as IIT-Delhi Some of the Indian institutions mentioned in the IB report that agree with the FFNGO-recommended ban on Bt cotton are “the Parliamentary Standing Committee (August 9 2012) and the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) appointed by the Supreme Court (October 7 2012)” The report also alleges that FFNGOs “are making efforts to debunk the Gujarat model of development” Some disclosures are in order I had argued against the opposition to the Narmada dam as far back as the late 1990s At that time NGO activist and leader and novelist Arundhati Roy had published a pamphlet alleging that over 50 million people had been displaced in India because of dam construction I offered an elaborate set of calculations (later published in an academic water journal) that indicated that individuals displaced by dams were no more than three million that is Roy and other anti-dam activists were exaggerating by more than 15 times the “true” number Over the last two years I have published several articles suggesting that the so-called Gujarat model of development does stand up to scrutiny and that Gujarat under Narendra Modi has been tops in economic growth near tops in poverty alleviation of disadvantaged social groups (Muslims and SCs) and tops in poverty alleviation of the STs In terms of other social indicators (education infant mortality) the progress in Modi’s Gujarat has been comparable to the rest of India What is quite clear is that my research has led me to quite the opposite conclusions as advocated by some FFNGOs and some domestic NGOs I had also helped Rahul Mehra and Prashant Bhushan in their successful fight against the biggest NGO of them all the BCCI Thanks to policy reform the BCCI no longer has the status of an NGO I might also add that I had vehemently disagreed with the Aam Aadmi Party’s destructive policies with respect to water and power supply in Delhi The IB report alleges that India’s economy has suffered 2 to 3 per cent GDP loss per year — at today’s levels that is approximately Rs 2 to 3 lakh crore; midpoint is Rs 250000 crore The IB is diligent in documenting how much money the allegedly “bad” NGOs have received since 2005-06 to 2011-12 The amount received by “bad” NGOs hold your breath has been close to Rs 55 crore per year; generously let us assume the estimate to be nearly twice that Rs 100 crore Now the pitiful margin of Rs 100 crore has gone into the hands of utter geniuses who have made a loss to India (by their research lobbying and demonstrations) of 2500 times their original “investment” Both Roy and even the CAG turn out to be infinitely better economists/ accountants than the IB One final point on the IB report and the reaction of some India’s leading news anchor Arnab Goswami berated SP Udayakumar for producing “only” 20 research papers from the $40000 he received from Ohio State University Goswami weighed in that Rs 1 lakh was anywhere near a lot for a research paper Perhaps if we knew how much TV anchors get paid for each sentence they speak we are likely to find out that it is more than Udayakumar got for each research paper The IB report is a failed flunkie report no matter what the assessment criteria — documentation logic analysis inference or conclusions It is an obscenely foolish report It is a huge disservice to the new Modi-BJP regime While the IB might think that they are speaking His Master’s Voice my guess is that it has grotesquely misjudged the new masters Perhaps it is not their fault — they have been used to a very different master for the past decade Let the IB get it — it is no longer business-as-usual I welcome all NGOs research organisations and governments who follow the rule of democracy and law If any of them wants to fund me for research they are welcome to do so Given the ideological preferences of most FFNGOs I am not holding my breath But law-abiding NGOS foreign or domestic are an asset to any society because they enlarge the debate via research and advocacy The writer is chairman of Oxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and a senior advisor to Zyfin a leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAggarwal is the grandson of coach Desh Prem Azad and plays for Fatehgarh Sahib in the Punjab Inter-District cricket tournaments.s four-wicket haul steered AG Haryana to a clinical 79-run win over Delhi Audit in the semi-finals of the North Zone Indian Audit and Accounts Cricket Tournament played at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium on Friday,his wife Anita, While the maximum temperature in Ahmedabad was 42 degrees Celsius,5 crore have gone missing from Naini godown.almost 13.

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