Chavan said the Congress and the NCP would jointly campaign during the state Assembly polls as done during the Lok Sabha elections. or do you see a danger of it breaking up prematurely? However,2010 when the Act came into being and not the date of notification of the rules, said Surina Rajan Under the RTE Actevery school is expected to admit 25 per cent of its total student strength from among the economically weaker families In Punjabwhile 75 per cent of the rest of the students can be admitted from anywhere through a lottery system the students from the weaker sections would be admitted only from the area defined as neighbourhood The rules also lay down that governments would ensure that a child belonging to a weaker section and a child belonging to disadvantaged group is not segregated or discriminated against For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Beirut | Published: May 23 2014 1:03 pm Picture for representation purpose (Source: Reuters) Related News Syrian Islamist rebels bombarded a campaign rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s re-election in a controversial June 3 poll killing at least 21 people a monitoring group said The mortar fire hit a tent where Assad supporters had gathered in the southern city of Daraa late Thursday and also wounded at least 30 people the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Assad faces two little known challengers in next month’s vote and is widely expected to clinch a third seven-year term in office despite the raging civil war The Observatory said a child was among the dead in the attack the first of its kind on Assad supporters since campaigning got underway earlier this month Pro-government militiamen were also among those killed in the mortar attack which was carried out by an Islamist rebel brigade the Britain-based watchdog said It had initially given a death toll of 22 Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP the attack “is a clear message from rebels to the regime that there is not one safe area in which to hold the election” The June 3 poll will be held only in regime-controlled areas and has been branded as a farce by the exiled opposition and its Western supporters For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Kathmandu | Updated: November 26 2014 1:37 pm Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif said the member countries should enhance cooperation in combating various challenges and called for addressing the issues unitedly (Source: AP photo) Related News Pakistan on Wesnesday sought greater involvement with the observer nations in the eight-member SAARC bloc saying it should build on convergences and minimise divergences and called for a “dispute-free” South Asia The remarks by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the 18th SAARC summit come in the backdrop of China making efforts to be made an active member from observer status “I also wish to emphasise the importance of the role of SAARC observers SAARC can benefit from its interaction with them The gap between promise of SAARC and reality of its accomplishments needs to be breached We should build on convergences and minimise divergences and most of all seek to augment complementarities for thegreater good of the people of the region” he said China a observer in the grouping has been pushing for getting a permanent membership of SAARC However India’s position has been that SAARC should enhance cooperation among the existing members before considering its expansion Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had on Tuesdaysaid that the member nations should talk about China’s membership In his address Sharif said the member countries should enhance cooperation in combating various challenges including that of energy security poverty unemployment and called for addressing the issues unitedly “My vision for our region is a dispute free South Asiawhere instead of fighting each other we jointly fight poverty illiteracy disease malnourishment and unemployment We should investment to unleash their creativity talent and enterprise We need our bond of trusts so that we can solve our problems” Sharif said Referring to recent floods in the region he said there was a need for sharing of hydrological data among the member countries Calling for greater cooperation Sharif said SAARC must capture imagination of its people For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSurina Rajan. For all the latest World News, 2014 5:44 am Iran wants all Western sanctions to be lifted before striking a deal on its contested nuclear programme.Di Martino of Italy. Bigg Boss is a good vehicle to take me into the new level in my life. Why waste the money.
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For two years,the Congress has been on an obstructionist path and it will not be unfair to state that a considerable portion of the Western elite English media is extraordinarily sympathetic to the Congress There are historical reasons for this sympathy — the “liberal” media and the pseudo-liberal Congress have been allies since Independence — and the alliance has been cemented via a common left-of-centre economic ideology This can be easily deduced from the economic icons of the Congress and their intellectual comrades — Jawaharlal Nehru and Amartya Sen Share This Article Related Article One of the reasons why the Congress lost so big in 2014 was that India has changed from being a poor economy to a non-poor emerging-middle-class and middle-class society That India was non-poor at the time of the 2014 election is easily established by noting that according to NSS data for 2011-12 and the Tendulkar absolute poverty line (near identical to the PPP $19 per person per day World Bank poverty line) the poor in India accounted for only 12 per cent of the population Add to this the fact that the NSS estimate of average consumption in India relative to average per capita consumption as revealed by the national accounts (old GDP data) was less than 50 per cent If for the poor under-reporting is even half that for the non-poor then absolute poverty in India in 2011-12 was less than 100 million or less than 8 per cent of the population A tragically high number but a considerably less potent political force The numbers and the force have been taken over by the emerging middle class (EMC) and the middle class India has changed from a poor to a middle-income non-poor society which is the biggest transformation it has seen in its history and something that is crucial to understand for intellectuals policymakers and politicians So while the Sonia Gandhi-led Congress was debating about poverty being equal to 800 million in 2013 (two-thirds of the population a la the food security act) the BJP under Narendra Modi was championing the cause of the middle classes (jobs growth development) and winning As part of this transformation it is inevitable that there will be elements within the EMC whose social and political ideology is not conducive to development freedom or true liberal values Hence the emphasis on illiberal views like “ghar wapsi” “love jihad” anti-Muslim propaganda and condemnation of illiberal students But lest we pine for the old liberal order just a few reminders: The old naam-ke-waste liberals did not support economic freedom in any form and pandered to religious unfreedom by not supporting a common civil code What makes the old liberal attitudes particularly nauseating is that they supported the suppression of freedom for women particularly Muslim women Further the old liberal Congress order was never for economic freedom and in this they were ably supported by the left large elements of the UPA and large elements of the regressive EMC housed in the BJP Let us call the latter without any exaggeration the BJP’s very own home-grown Tea Party Thus while the Congress has been obstructionist the BJP Tea Party has been more than happy to accommodate the obstruction Just note the unrelenting sequence of events in this battle between the new wannabe elite and the old established elite This especially peaks around election time and then dies soon after However given that we have a series of state elections the peaks and valleys are frequent But since the same nonsense will not have the same appeal the peaks are punctuated by different issues — “ghar wapsi” student suicide and now student demonstrations Each issue is trumpeted by the media as scaling new heights of intolerance Part of the Congress’s policy has been (and on this one must credit them with devilish intelligence): Provoke the BJP and lumpen Tea Party elements will be honour-bound to react with negative absurdity And the chain reaction will lead to the BJP being broadly perceived as intolerant anti-secular anti-Muslim and anti-everything-but-upper-caste-Hindu A perusal of the newspapers TV discussions learned accounts from domestic and foreign “intellectuals” strongly indicates that this Sonia Gandhi-led Congress and liberal-left strategy has succeeded beyond all expectations Except now it seems that the BJP has finally become wiser or more accurately less stupid Over the last six weeks or so the top leadership of the BJP has enforced much-needed restraint on lumpen Tea Party elements When via utter and extreme stupidity the BJP top brass came in with a sledgehammer to dislodge Kanhaiya the old-style Tea Party demanded through its agent Kuldeep Varshney a member of the BJP’s youth wing: “I will award Rs 5 lakh to the person who [will] cut off Kanhaiya’s tongue” Hours after he said this he was expelled for six years In earlier times this hatred would have been ignored by the BJP leadership ifnot rewarded Further two recent incidents reinforce the belief that the BJP may have finally learnt its lessons First in beefy Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’s own assembly a BJP MLA Bhimrao Dhonde questioned the anti-poor credentials of the BJP’s beef ban by protesting “Why should you snatch away the poor’s meal” Possibly shocked by these liberal developments the Congress severely upped the scale of its provocation A senior member of the party the leader of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad taunted the BJP by likening its political associate (and some say its godfather) the RSS to the dreaded Islamic State “So we oppose organisations like ISIS the way we oppose RSS If those among us in Islam too do wrong things they are no way less than RSS” Azad thundered Just weigh the import of this statement by weighing in with the counterfactual — what would the Congress have done either today or when they were in control in 2004-14 if their leader Indira Gandhi had been likened to the IS Clearly there would have been a furore as there should be; but why is there no fury in the English media about this most irresponsible and “fascist” statement uttered by a Congress leader And now possibly the last straw and the one that will proverbially break the back of the Congress’s obstruction movement In a pointed reference to the Congress’s disruptive tactics Modi said the following: “We should not engage in irrelevant issues We should work on our agenda Our rivals will try that we remain engaged in irrelevant issues and the government’s work is not discussed among the people We should move ahead with one mantra: Vikas vikas vikas This is the answer to our country’s all problems and we are working in this direction” If the BJP stresses both social harmony and vikas what can the political opposition do to regain relevance The writer is contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ and senior India analyst The Observatory Group a New York-based macro policy advisory group For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: December 19 2016 7:53 pm Track list for Bairavaa is out Top News Just three days ahead of the audio release the much-awaited track list of Vijay’s upcoming film Bairavaa was revealed on Monday The music album consists of five songs sung by noted singers including Haricharan Legendary lyricists Vairamuthu has penned the lyrics for four songs Young and talented playback singers Vijaynarain and Singer Darshana KT have sung the duet called Azhagiya Soodana Poovey for the film Music composer Santhosh Narayanan has said it has been an honour to be a part of one of the most anticipated films of 2017 in Tamil and added that he had an “immense” fun scoring tunes for the Vijay-starrer “Here is the full track list of #Bairavaa We had immense fun working on this soundtrack and greatly honoured to be a part of the movie” he posted on his Twitter page Meanwhile Vijay has also sung a song titled Papa Papa along with Priyadarshini for the film Earlier the composer had praised Vijay for doing an “incredible” job in singing the peppy number It is believed in the fraternity that films which have songs sung by Vijay become hits at the box office The album also has a rap song with Tamil and English verses written and sing by Arunraja Kamaraj and Roshan Jamrock respectively The song titled Varlaam Varlaam Vaa is also the title theme of the film which was used in the teaser that was released on Diwali which went viral on YouTube with more than 12 million views Recently the popular music company Lahari Music bagged the audio rights of the film The label also holds the music rights of films like Baahubali: The Conclusion Khaidi No 150 and Gutamiputra Satakarni The song album of Bairavaa will be released directly online on December 23 as makers of the film decided not to hold a grand function for the music launch The filmmakers dropped the idea of the grand audio launch event in the light of recent unfortunate incidents in Tamil Nadu including the passing of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Here is the full track list of #Bairavaa We had immense fun working on this soundtrack and greatly honoured to be a part of the movie pictwittercom/OIz1RMoXJ0 — Santhosh Narayanan (@Music_Santhosh) December 19 2016 The post-production work is going on in full swing as the filmmakers have planned to release the film on Pongal next year The big-ticket film is also a milestone for Vijay as it is his 60th film in a career spanning nearly 25 years The expectations from the film are also very high given that Vijay’s last outing Theri was one of the top grossing films in Tamil this year Bairavaa directed by Bharathan is said to have a strong social message The film has actor Keerty Suresh as its female lead and is bankrolled by Vijaya Productions For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 16 2017 2:13 pm “As of now there is no route regularisation of e-rickshaws due to which they occupy more space causing traffic jams on several busy roads” (File photo Express) Top News The Delhi government’s transport department has decided to streamline the movement of e-rickshaws in the national capital by regularising their routes The department will soon initiate a study on routes where there is an “actual” need for the battery-operated vehicles to ply a senior government official said In January this year the Delhi High Court had directed the AAP government and the police to frame a comprehensive policy on the plying of e-rickshaws in the capital “As of now there is no route regularisation of e-rickshaws due to which they occupy more space causing traffic jams on several busy roads The transport department will regularise their routes in several areas” the official said The official also said that a detailed report on the issue will be prepared and subsequently submitted to the government for a final nod In Delhi the operation of e-rickshaws is banned on 236 roads including 77 roads in New Delhi 38 in South Delhi Ring Road Vikas Marg and the Shakarpur Chowk to Mother Dairy road besides others However there is no strict prohibition on their movement by the authorities In a bid to promote these vehicles the Delhi government has also been providing subsidies to the buyers of registered e-rickshaws While issuing directions to the Delhi government and the police on framing a comprehensive policy the court had in January said?Gharian? 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