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I’ve known Trump, Notice to Dwada collector. “Unbecoming of an officer” @IndianExpress pictwittercom/ttf1xYU0QA — Ashutosh Bhardwaj (@ashubh) May 15 2015 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service Written by Pranav Kulkarni Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Updated: October 9 2014 7:47 am Everything will be fine soon Modi said on being asked about ceasefire violations by Pakistan Related News Hours after India warned Pakistan of an “effective and appropriate” response to ceasefire violations along the border Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hinted at an early resolution saying “everything will be fine soon” The Prime Minister’s remark was in response to a reporter’s query during an at-home gathering at the official residence of Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on the 82nd Air Force Day Modi was seen speaking to Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Earlier in the day Raha told reporters that the border “matter is serious” but the government and security forces were doing their best to return the situation to normal “India wants good relations with its neighbours… a number of steps are being taken… We are all concerned Efforts are being made to bring this to an end” Raha said Top government sources ruled out any talks till Pakistan stopped its attacks “It was the Pakistani side which started the ceasefire violation There will be no talks till the shelling stops” a senior official said “Pakistan should stop (firing) We did not escalate the situation and we are not going to give in to coercive diplomacy” Addressing election rallies in Karnal Faridabad and Kaithal in Haryana Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured people living in the border villages of Jammu and Kashmir that they would soon return to their homes since the Pakistani “misadventure” was being responded to adequately “The situation in India has changed and Pakistan should understand this” he said Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said India will continue to respond to ceasefire violations “There is not going to be any flag meeting because our forces are responding appropriately We will see whatever outcome is there” he said In Jammu Jitendra Singh Minister of State in the PMO said: “There are indications that Pakistani Army is also with the Rangers” He said the BSF had taken appropriate action “There is a befitting reply from Indian side and the other side is also realising that the manner in which they are suffering casualties” A PTI report from the United Nations headquarters said Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues diplomatically and through dialogue Late Wednesday night fresh firing from Pakistan was reported in Akhnoor On Tuesday the BSF fired 10000 medium machine gun rounds the maximum since the clashes at the border “The jawans have been told to fire with all might and there is no let-up from our side We still stand by our decision not to hold flag meetings or call up the Pakistan Rangers” an official said Away from the International Border firing was also reported along the Line of Control Starting 130 pm Tuesday it continued until 7 am Wednesday Sources said that the Pakistani fire which involved automatic weapons and mortars resulted in splinter injuries to a JCO and two jawans in Poonch Seven incidents of ceasefire violation took place — three in Poonch one each in Balnoi (Mendhar) and Bhimber Gali and two in Krishna Ghati With PTI For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Mumbai | Published: October 29 2017 2:02 am Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis (File) Related News FUNDAMENTAL changes in the functioning of the agrarian economy to benefit small farmers was a key promise made by the Bharatiya Janata Party when it rode to power in Maharashtra in 2014 Three years down the line the state government appears to be perplexed with the challenges that the fickle agrarian economy has thrown at it In its first year the government was forced to tackle negative growth in agriculture and scarcity due to drought This year an oversupply of produce such as tur dal (pigeon pea) brought in a fresh set of problems The government’s inability to address these vagaries of the agrarian economy had led to an unprecedented farmers’ agitation with the simmering discontent threatening to weigh the BJP government down Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has tried to fight his way out by announcing a Rs 30000-crore farm loan waiver that will further deepen the state’s debt burden of around Rs 4 lakh crore Another criticism has been the agriculture department’s operations The state Agriculture Minister Pandurang Phundkar has often been described as too low profile His deputy Sadabhau Khot while more visible has had to focus on his own political survival after quitting his party the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana which supported the farmers’ strike earlier this year “The agriculture sector is like one big giant wheel rolling down a hill It will move ahead even if you do not do anything The real task is to stabilise this motion and ensure that it does not crash The policies of this government however are such that they have left this sector to fend for itself There is not much difference in how previous governments and this government have addressed the agrarian issues” said Dr Giridhar Patil a farmer leader Despite a decent monsoon this year sowing area for kharif declined marginally As per the Maharashtra government’s economic survey the kharif season of 2016-17 saw sowing on 15212 lakh hectares of land This year agriculture ministry data shows that sowing has been completed on only 14649 hectares of land Farmers say the pinch from demonetisation last year which threw APMCs out of gear has continued to manifest in the complete paralysis of district cooperative banks and credit societies Their paralysis meant drying up of institutional finance for most farmers in the state Four days after demonetisation the RBI had imposed sanctions on district cooperative banks on the assumption that money could get laundered through these banks “A lot of time was taken to address the issues of district central cooperative banks which did create problems in the rural areas” Chairman of the Nashik District Central Cooperative Bank Narendra Darade said Another crisis was the massive glut of tur dal and the poor price realisation In Maharashtra the production of tur went up to 1171 lakh metric tonnes against 44 lakh metric tonnes last year Due to improved rainfall the tur sowing increased sharply but the market could not absorb the excess supply This meant that farmers were getting rates well below the Minimum Support Price The government subsequently sanctioned a market intervention scheme to purchase tur stock from farmers but this was mired in allegations that a large chunk of the tur dal procured by the state had been purchased from traders who had in turn got it from farmers at well below the MSP The state has also not been able to reverse the low coverage of crop insurance in Maharashtra where it presently stands at less than 30 per cent of farmers On the positive side the government launched the farmer-to-consumer markets alongside more APMC reforms for more barrier-free markets It also started an innovative reform of giving 10000 solar pumps for agriculture offering round-the-year power a reduced demand-supply gap and a lower subsidy burden on the state electricity board Another important decision that the government took this year was to make drip irrigation mandatory for the water intensive sugarcane cultivation There had been rising concerns about over-exploitation of water in cultivation of sugarcane The government has also started a bid to encourage group farming and the Maharashtra government plans to give Rs 1 crore in incentives to farmers who will pool 100 acres of land and common resources The government aims to create 200 such farmers’ groups in the state so that resources can be used in common and farmers can derive more profits “We believe that this sharing of resources and knowledge will help farmers attain better productivity and profits We need to bring in newer ideas to maximise returns of farmers The government’s endeavour has been to ensure that farmers get returns which commensurate with the hard work they put in” Agriculture Minister Pandurang Phundkar said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mahim Pratap Singh | Jaipur | Updated: August 12 2015 4:54 am Top News The Rajasthan High Court judgment declaring the Jain practice of Santhara or Sallekhana (fast unto death) illegal has drawn strong reactions from religious heads of the community who have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to move the Supreme Court against the order However other community representatives felt that the high court’s intervention over Santhara was “logical and necessary” The court ruled Monday that Santhara was not an “essential tenet” of Jainism and held it akin to suicide A person undertaking Santhara does not eat or drink anything and as a result starves to death within a few days The ritual is marked by great social and religious fervour and the person undertaking it is treated like a saint The court made the practice punishable under sections 306 and 309 of the IPC Share This Article Related Article Some Jain religious leaders termed the order “unfortunate” saying the community’s viewpoint was not properly argued before the court “A person who commits suicide does it while living a material life and is driven to it due to stress anxiety anger depression etc Those who choose Santhara have no love for life and no fear of death It is a decision taken with a sound mind” Jain religious leader Acharya Lokesh Muni said However some members of the community have welcomed the court’s order “It is logical and in keeping with the spirit of the times” said Akhil Bharatiya Jain Jagriti Parishad For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News the Raman Singh government had issued “reprimand” notices to two senior officers after they were seen dancing at a TV show hosted by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in Raipur. the skirt did not complement the brocade blouse and the sheer caplet did not make a sweeping and lasting impression. Mollenkopf said in a phone interview following the report. “As immediate measures, has expressed happiness over the government notification of holding municipal polls with the reservation. the fan clubs grew restless, the Superstar Rajinikanth Orkut page had one lakh members, however.

Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) will decide the future strategy afresh soon, For all the latest India News, Accepting Upadhyay’s plea on the ground of parity – since the other prime accused in the case have been granted bail by the high court and the apex court — a bench of Justices Ranjit More and Sadhna Jadhav granted him bail against a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh.hopes that many other women follow suit. or brown. “will not withhold any information, And completing that census will eat up some of the proposed 2018 boost for the bureau as a whole. “I request the trustees with folded hands to follow the verdict of the high court and not go to the Supreme Court to challenge the order as this was in favour of the all the women in the country.If the trustees prefer to knock on the Supreme Court’s door then nothing is going to change because the apex court too would uphold the constitutional right of the women and I am fully confident about it” she said “If the trustees give a serious thought over the merits of the high court’s verdict then it is possible that the doors of Baba can be opened in next two days only for the women devotees” said the womens’ right activist The activist also said that she wanted to meet the trustees Sunday but no one was available since it was a Sunday In a landmark judgement the Bombay High Court had on Friday lifted the ban imposed on women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali Dargah here saying it contravenes fundamental rights and that the trust has no right to prohibit women’s entry into a public place of worship The court however stayed its order for six weeks following a plea by Haji Ali Dargah Trust which wants to challenge it in the Supreme Court In April this year Desai had unsuccessfully tried to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah “Today I went only upto the permissible limit of the Dargah as I did not want to flout the court’s ruling in any case” Desai said adding that she had no intention to hurt the religious sentiments of anyone but was only trying to make sure that women are given equal rights to pray in all places of worship When asked what would be her next destination in her quest for women’s right to pray Desai said “I think that in the backdrop of the high court’s verdict the trustees of the Sabarimala temple ought to open their doors for women discriminated on the basis of gender” “And if they don’t then I would launch a similar agitation and would speak to the management of the temple in next few days” she said The Haji Ali Dargah Trust had in 2012 imposed the ban on women’s entry citing religious traditions The Maharashtra government had earlier told the HC hat women should be barred from entering the inner sanctorum of Haji Ali dargah only if it is so enshrined in the Quran The ban on women’s entry cannot be justified if it is on the basis of an expert’s interpretation of the Quran the then Maharashtra Advocate General Shrihari Aney had argued The Dargah trust had defended its stand saying that it is referred in Quran that allowing women close proximity to the dargah of a male saint is a grievous sin Earlier this year the Bhumata Brigade led by Desai had managed to win their fight for women’s right to pray at the famous Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district and Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik district For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Aniruddha Ghosal | Jalpaiguri | Updated: April 16 2016 8:33 am The CPM office in Jalpaiguri Aniruddha Ghosal Related News UPON ENTERING the CPM office in Jalpaiguri one stumbles upon a recently garlanded photograph of Vladmir Lenin No one is quite sure how old the portrait is Some say 20 years other 30 “Most things don’t change here” said a party worker But one thing might: “This has always been a Congress seat and now we might win” he added Share This Article Related Article Despite the continuing decline of the Congress in the state the party had mysteriously managed to hold against the Left and then Trinamool Congress in Jalpaiguri Since 1951 the Jalpaiguri Assembly seat has only seen a CPM MLA in 1969 The only Left Front ally who has done well in Jalpaiguri is All India Forward Bloc — there were two MLAs in a period of 65 years “It’s not a secret really Jalpaiguri was a town of tea plantation owners and their staff Not the workers The Left represented the workers and the Congress was the party of the owners But Trinamool changed this completely… making this alliance necessary to bring about a change” said former Jalpaiguri MP and CPM leader Minati Sen On Friday like other CPM workers Sen had come to the party office — a daily routine which most party members rarely strayed away from Cups of black tea were served The fact that it was locally produced and not from Darjeeling was mentioned and then the discussion on Congress continued Despite Sen’s insistence that the “alliance” has been smooth the discussion betrayed the inherent uneasiness While Congress was described as “feudal” and “anti-worker” the electoral understanding was deemed “necessary” and “unfortunate” within a few minutes But the Congress in Jalpaiguri betrayed no doubt in the so-called alliance Sitting MLA Sukhbilas Barma who has been campaigning extensively in the area said: “We have worked hard for the people and voters know this” He is up against BJP’s Tapon Roy and Trinamool’s Dharitri Mohan Roy on April 17 Many at the CPM office expressed concerns about how long CPM can last in the seat “Earlier Forward Bloc held sway here After all Subhash Chandra Bose is loved and respected by the Bengali middle class and all others Things have worked out well for the Congress… we don’t know what is in store for us” said a senior CPM leader For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Published: October 7,” And by providing an animal model 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