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600 metric tonnes (MTs) of garbage daily; the North corporation 2, JLL India For all the latest Delhi News, will have a meeting, “No fresh traffic has been allowed from Jammu and Srinagar capital cities and all the stranded vehicles would be cleared”, We will discuss this issue at the conference, 2015 The 32-year-old star will be seen playing the role of a policewoman in the police-drama, trustee of the Nariman Point Churchgate Citizens Welfare Trust (NPCCWT).” Inquilab, Somnath Dhotre (22), download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: November 21.

People in the area know me well because I have worked with them for many years, This is in accordance with clause 1. a society that fosters individualism provides a ripe breeding ground for the emotion of shame because people are encouraged to “go it alone, Ali Al Ghamdi, the former head of tourism and health about the rules forbiddingwomen from exposing limbs or wearing tight or transparent clothes Ghamdi said that these rules were not peculiar to just the one airline but that many international airlines had varying dress codes as well Meanwhile a few passengers who did not know about the new rule had to face discomfort and had to either “buy new clothes at the airport” or in some cases “cancel their flights” What do you think about the new rule Tell us in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: August 17 2017 11:34 am Sanya Malhotra essayed wrestling champion Babita Kumari in Dangal Related News Sanya Malhotra who came into the limelight with her role as Aamir Khan’s daughter in Dangal says she is still the same even after the film became a hit and that the limelight has not made her a different person The actress was here to walk for Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 where she walked for brand The Meraki Project Asked if her style has changed after the success of Dangal Sanya told IANS: “Actually not I am still the same I can go outside and be comfortable I don’t say that I don’t care but it’s fine if I am going out in shorts I am not that fashion conscious” Sanya made her debut on the fashion ramp and she had fun as the audience saw her dancing away with full confidence and doing things in her own way “It was quite fun and I was really excited I loved the stage and I loved performing on stage After so many years I got the opportunity to walk the ramp and this was the first time I was walking the ramp I was really excited and I said ‘I have to do it’” she said SeeSanya Malhotra’s Lakme Fashion Week photos here: Sanya essayed wrestling champion Babita Kumari in “Dangal” a film that not only did well at the Indian box office but internationally too The film gave the newcomers in it instant visibility While Fatima Sana Shaikh has landed a role in “Thugs of Hindostan” — a mega project starring Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan Sanya says “there are a few projects” that she is exploring “But I don’t want to talk about it right now ” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ashok Gulati | Published: August 17 2015 12:00 am Whom should we salute for such a turnaround in India’s agri-fortunes (Illustration C R Sasikumar) Related News As India celebrates its 68th year of independence it is time to pause and look back at the major challenges we have faced since Independence and how they were overcome as well as at the mistakes and follies we committed so that we don’t repeat them In 1947 undivided India had a population of 390 million But overnight on August 15 India was responsible for the destiny of 330 million people The other 60 million went to Pakistan — 30 million in West Pakistan and another 30 million in East Pakistan now Bangladesh A majority of these 330 million people were rural quite poor illiterate and had a very short life expectancy Gandhi rightly said that India lives in its villages and feeding people well was the biggest challenge to ensure healthy and happy lives for them But we also wanted to transform our society fast develop modern industrial goods and outlook So after a few initial years of absorbing the shock of Partition and stabilising society Jawaharlal Nehru led India on to a socialist path with a mixed economy framework Heavy industrialisation under state ownership was the darling of development policy and a symbol of modernisation For food however India relied on supplies from the United States under Public Law 480 (PL-480) against rupee payments as India did not have much foreign exchange to buy large quantities of food in international markets The folly of this set-up became apparent in the mid-1960s when the US suspended wheat supplies temporarily (due to some political differences) at a time when India was facing back-to-back droughts and the country was literally living from “ship to mouth” But the folly of state-led heavy industrialisation and import substitution which kept India trapped in what the late Raj Krishna called the “Hindu rate of growth” of 35 per cent for decades is still being debated India was quick to learn from its PL-480 mistake and neglect of agriculture It realised that its political freedom could be imperilled if it was not self-reliant in basic food production But all of India’s foreign exchange reserves in the mid-1960s could not buy more than eight million tonnes (mt) of wheat in the international market while it was importing 10 mt under PL-480 So India did not have much of an option but to become self-sufficient in the production of basic staples India imported 18000 tonnes of high yielding varieties (HYV) of wheat from Mexico in 1966 and ushered in the Green Revolution Where does India stand today in terms of its agriculture While the population has grown from 330 million in 1947 to almost 125 billion that is by almost 38 times our wheat production has increased by almost 15 times (from about 65 mt in 1951 to 96 mt in 2014) Rice production has gone up by more than five times (from 206 mt in 1951 to 1065 mt in 2014) maize production by more than 14 times (from 17 mt to 244 mt) milk by eight times (from 17 mt to 137 mt) fish by 12 times and potatoes by 26 times Cotton production has also increased from three million bales in 1951 to 37 million bales in 2014 an increase of more than 12 times India is not only self-sufficient in agriculture but also a net exporter of agri-produce In 2014-15 agri-exports were $38 billion against imports of less than $20 billion During the last three years India has exported a total of 61 mt of cereal nothing short of a wonder for a country that lived from ship to mouth in the mid-1960s Today India is the largest exporter of rice in the world and the second-largest exporter of beef (buffalo meat) and cotton India is the largest producer of milk and the second-largest producer of fruits and vegetables rice wheat and sugarcane This is a matter of great satisfaction and relief for policymakers An idea of the progress made can be gauged by looking at how just the price of onions makes them nervous today Think of what would have happened if there were all-round shortages as in the mid-1960s Whom should we salute for such a turnaround in India’s agri-fortunes Several stakeholders have played a role in achieving this There have been policymakers like C Subramaniam who steered the political debate to import HYV seeds in the mid-1960s despite the massive opposition from left-wing parties in Parliament and ushered in the Green Revolution There are scientists like the late Norman Borlaug who invented these seeds and MS Swaminathan and Atwal the first ones to adapt them to Indian conditions But when Subramaniam was asked whom the credit for the Green Revolution should go to his reply was “to the farmers” who took the risk of adopting new technologies He saluted the Indian farmer India’s milk story is the story of the Milkman of India Verghese Kurien who nurtured the cooperative movement in the country and made Amul (Anand Milk Union Limited) an “utterly-butterly” name in every household There is an important lesson from this grand success of agriculture New technologies (HYV seeds water fertilisers) and innovation in institutional engineering (as in the milk sector) have been the real catalysts of change These seeds can come from outside the country (as was the case with the HYV seeds of wheat and rice and now with Bt cotton seeds from large private-sector companies such as Mahyco Monsanto) or take birth on Indian soil as was the case with Pusa basmati and several hybrids of maize introduced by both multinationals and domestic companies as well as government But it is the farmer-entrepreneur who takes the risk in adopting these seeds and technologies puts in his/ her best efforts and the nation reaps a rich harvest to feed its citizens It is time to salute our farmers for these heroic accomplishments But it is also time to ask what is it that the country has given back to them Are they prosperous and happy There is no doubt that several pockets of peasantry have experienced prosperity but the overall picture as per the latest situation assessment survey is not rosy So the next challenge for all of us is to ensure a smile on their faces as well This calls for a major re-orientation of farm policies It’s time to ring the cowbell The writer is Infosys chair professor for agriculture Icrier For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Garima Mishra | Pune | Published: March 13 2016 4:56 am Salim Raina and a few Kashmiri youths at Sarhad take upon the task of teaching languages to 27 Bodo children adopted by the Sarhad Foundation (Photo by Arul Horizon) Top News When the organising committee of an upcoming multi-lingual literature festival invited registrations they were expecting around 150-200 applications However to their surprise more than 500 people have registered for the Ghuman Bahubhasha Sahitya Sammelan so far The fest would be held at Ghuman in Punjab on April 3 and 4 The fest is being organised by city-based Sarhad under the guidance of renowned literary critic Ganesh N Devy A Padma Shri awardee and Sahitya Akademi winner Devy is the founder-director of Bhasha Research and Publication Center Vadodara and Adivasi Academy Tejgadh Gujarat While the organising committee is headed by Bharat Desalda Arun Nevaskar is the chairman of the reception committee and Devy is the president Share This Article Related Article “While the country sees many literary festivals themed on particular regional languages this is the first time that a multi-language literary festival is being organised where writers and poets of different languages would come under one roof Mediums such as language dance and music can be used to integrate people from various regions It is also an endeavour to keep regional languages alive” said Sanjay Nahar founder of Sarhad a non-profit organisation working for more than a decade for violence-affected children of the Kashmir valley The festival would witness the participation of a number of Sahitya Akademi awardees Jnanpith awardees and Padma Shri winners including litterateurs of Assamese Hindi Kashmiri Urdu and Bodo “The number of registrations has been very encouraging” Nahar said The two-day fest includes seminars lectures kavi sammelan cultural programmes book publications and award ceremony For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 7 2016 12:10 am Related News COMMENDING CHIEF Minister Mamata Banerjee for criticising GRP’s attempt to evict hawkers at Baruipur railway station which recently led to a serious law and order situation in South-24 Parganas district CPM MLA Sujan Chakraborty Monday urged her to issue licence to such traders In a letter to Mamata Chakraborty said: “We are happy to hear that the state government on a couple of occasions has condemned such eviction drives At the same time it is also true that during your (Mamata) reign as the Railways minister several rounds of discussions were held between you and the representatives of railway hawkers regarding their rehabilitation and licence” “You had showed a lot of interest in their health insurance as well Subsequently all successive ministers had shown a lot of interest in the project but so far nothing has been done” he added Share This Article Related Article Chakraborty also said that the situation in Bengal was different and any knee-jerk reaction to remove these hawkers might have an adverse effect “Providing them with valid licences and arranging for their rehabilitation was the only way out and it should be done in a planned manner” Chakraborty told mediapersons on Monday He added that if the state government needed help from Opposition parties they are ready to cooperate Meanwhile Chakraborty said several Congress and Left Front workers had been rendered homeless in post-poll clashes in the state “CPM leaders have been touring districts meeting victims and their families They are holding protests at districts If need be a joint movement could be held with the Congress at the state level” he said “At present we are demonstrating in front of the offices of the district magistrates and SPs… If the administration does not provide security to workers who had been forced out of their homes for supporting either the CPM or Congress we will start a bigger movement” he added For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: July 6 2009 3:13 am Related News • Populism gathers around hot topics and thus leads to a scenario where facts may well be overlooked It also leads to the unfortunate case where corrective punishment is overlooked Thusit should be mandatory for state and Central governments to adhere to certain norms and termswhich would be applied to future commissions This will ensure effective functioningbereft of political interferences and cemented with a commitment to debate PKK Menon Pune Up and down • It has become customary for the government to increase fuel prices after being elected to power and consequently there is a fall in prices when the governments term is to end The new hike in petrol and diesel prices will no doubt hit the middle classes badly Most are already reeling under the impact of the global recession with falling salariesreduced interestsetc The hike in fuel prices is not justified There may also be a further increase in the process of essential commoditiesincluding food The price rise should be rolled back Hansraj Bhat Mumbai Look further • The manner in which the electronic and print media have glorified the Delhi high court ruling on Section 377 is appalling This decision is part of a bigger picture; is our society prepared to accept the reality of homosexuality Will this decision allow for the open and natural congregation of the LGBT community To many this decision is one that indicates that we are progressing towards a modern societybut why then are we unable to accept inter-caste marriages Bidyut K Chatterjee Faridabad Double standards • This refers to MP says sorry to bank manager. Sherpal, The public sector insurers, Basic tears constantly bathe our eyes. We are eagerly waiting to see her in a bridal avatar, from day one, the Meteorological (MeT) Department officials said.

At present, The Delhi team (GMR Sports Private Limited) has been paid INR 22.However, The parking lot has been constructed by Lodha Builders under the DCR section 33 (24),s 1, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by RituSharma | Ahmedabad | Published: August 21, The year before,Though? Water level in Vishwamitri river,Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 20

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