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“Milos has got the type of game when he can take the racket out of anyone’s hand. 400 of our candidates lost their security deposits but Punjab gave us four MPs which acted as a base for our historic victory in Delhi, also visited the house of the girl who was raped and murdered in Ludhiana’s Shimlapuri area. Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command; Air Marshal PP Khandekar, tried to resist. But having offered it, No one of course would do ekalviya act just for laundering Rs 4, the government was ready for a 50-day session so that the House could discuss all issues. 1999 and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act,around 30-40 patients with Adenoviral visited the eye department of PGI.
how can you waste water 24 X7? Mohannagar resident Deepak Chandekar said that water wastage is spotted in public urinalstoowhere water gushes out at full speed instead of trickling down In several public urinalswater comes out of broken pipes with full speed It is not known whether it is done deliberately by officials so that urinals dont stink or local residents do it Whatever the caseofficials should ensure water only trickles down to keep the urinals from stinking? A series of tweets that makes no sense whatsoever. her show Hello Chennai was one of the top rated shows in Tamil Nadu. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon) Top News BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke clarifies that the Indian cricket board is not asking for veto power at the International Cricket Council but is only looking to protect its interest as a financial powerhouse. In Midnight?goalkeeper Jan Oblak into a sharp stop late on as the stalemate ensured both countries maintained their unbeaten? we believe this?" he asked." she said. Khant.
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Mamata Banerjee is not devoting her time to the railway ministry at all She keeps herself totally preoccupied with West Bengal affairs to root out the Left This is an injustice to her duties She is certainly handling this important portfolio casually and is not serious Two major train accidents in just two months have taken place She visits the sitesannounces compensationsand thinks shes done her duty The fact that Banerjee spends so much time in Kolkata instead of New Delhi speaks volumes on her carelessness The Railways have more than enough money which should be utilised for the safety and comfort of commuters Life is more important than anything else It is shameful that despite the availability of anti-collision devicesthe same have not been put to use anywhere except in the Konkan and the Northeastern Railways It is more shameful to learn that ACDs are still in the process of modification despite having been developed years ago Mamata Banerjee should voluntarily quit the ministry and devote herself fully to Bengals politics Sailing on two boats will only result in a drowning The UPA will have to take the decision of shifting the Railways portfolio from her to a suitable and capable person bypassing coalition compulsions in the interest of the nation RK Kapoor Chandigarh Its not a single accident the Indian Railways have met with in the recent pastbut a spate of accidents since Mamata Banerjee took over This has proved beyond doubt that she is least interested in her charge These accidents have taken hundreds of innocent lives Gone are the days when a Lal Bahadur Shastriowning moral responsibility for a railway accidentwould resign as railway minister Since she doesnt even own moral responsibility and will not offer to quitto save the Railways and human livesshe needs to be removed without delay SK Khosla Chandigarh The riot act Dhiraj Nayyars Point of departure (IEJuly 21) suggests that the riot act should be read to Mamata Banerjee I wonder if itll help or is even appropriate Its clear that she is more Kolkata-fixated than Railways-focused If the PM still allows her to keep the ministerial berthis she to be blamed or is he Whether or not she should be shown the door should be discussed at the cabinet level but not at the level of the public At the public levelthe only person responsible for keeping her in the seat is the PM Alok Asthana Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPort-Gentil Gabon: Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has ended his coaching career following a family tragedy Dutch media reported on Tuesday The 65-year-old who is out of work since United sacked him in May last year has turned down a lucrative offer from China "I could have gone there (China) but I’m still here" van Gaal told De Telegraaf "So much has happened in my family that I have been forced to look at things differently" File photo of Louis van Gaal AP The sudden death of his son-in-law had been the catalyst he said "I had said (after leaving Manchester United) that I would stop but I changed that into a sabbatical but now I believe that I will not return to coaching" Asked if he did not have any remaining ambitions van Gaal said: "No actually not I have got everything in my life I find it boring to mention it all but look at the countries where I have worked and the level of the clubs that I have coached and there is nothing that remains "I actually wanted to stop after the World Cup (in Brazil in 2014) but then the opportunity in England came up And that was a fantastic country that is now also on my CV" Van Gaal said winning last year’s FA Cup against the backdrop of impending dismal was the greatest achievement of his career "I was standing on the gangplank for the last six moths My head was in the guillotine put there by the English media And then in those circumstances you have to try and stick to your vision and inspire the players of Manchester United" He also managed Ajax Amsterdam Barcelona Bayern Munich and AZ Alkmaar Written by Meghnad Desai | Updated: March 20 2016 8:41 am No one seems to have even kept an eye on various accounts that Vijay Mallya created to escape debts (File Photo) Related News Lula Da Silva former socialist president of Brazil has been caught in a corruption scandal Dilma Rousseff who succeeded Lula as President is about to face impeachment by Parliament The case concerns the control of Petrobras the nationalised petroleum company which was under Ms Rousseff’s control when she was minister of energy during Lula’s Presidency The allegation is that Ms Rousseff allowed a $2 billion leak from Petrobras by executives whom she tried to shield from prosecution To save Lula from inquiry he was inducted into the Cabinet by President Rousseff A million marched in protest Now the courts have decided Lula’s appointment is illegal Brazil’s markets cheered up as Rousseff may go and the economy recover Share This Article Related Article In India we have the massive sum of non-performing loans of PSU banks Vijay Mallya is in the news for his outstanding debts of Rs 7000 crore ($1 billion) along with many other debtors The issue should be the behaviour of the officers of the banks who seem to have sanctioned the loans to Mallya against collaterals which he did not own No one seems to have done due diligence or even kept an eye on the various accounts and dummy firms Mallya had created to escape having to pay the debts out of his pocket Air India made losses of Rs 12000 crore which also came out of taxpayers’ pockets except that most tax payers in India don’t have enough money to have trousers or coats with pockets In these cases it is the nationalised companies which have taken citizens for a ride India of course has a long history of corruption facilitated by nationalised companies Feroze Gandhi pioneered exposure of the ‘Crony Socialist’ syndrome when he found out Mundhra’s dealings with LIC back in the Fifties Yet India’s faith in the moral superiority of the public sector over the private sector is undented despite decades of mounting evidence of taxpayers’ money being passed on to the pockets of friends of the government ie the ruling party When Indira Gandhi decided to nationalise leading banks it was — as she told I G Patel who helped her prepare the legislation and her speech — decided ‘for political reasons’ The excuse of course was the extension of banking facilities to the rural areas but as we know from recent events the PSU banks failed to make financial services inclusive until the second decade of the new century 40-plus years after their nationalisation The real purpose of taking the banks into public ownership was to be able to access loans for the political parties mainly the ruling party loans which were unlikely to be repaid They were the classic non-performing assets of the bank I was told as much in clear terms by the retiring chairman of a PSU bank 10 years ago The Mallya episode should be the final straw which should inspire the NDA government to discipline the management of PSU banks amalgamate them and then privatise them Then at least they will not burden the poor kisan and mazdoor by their incompetence Alas no such thing will happen If the PSU banks were threatened with punishment for wasting taxpayers’ money the Left will march to defend their incompetence Crony Socialism is safe whichever party rules For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Virender Kumar | Published: March 8 2012 3:51 am Related News Why she junked the rainbowfled to her core vote Why has the BSP lost despite the world-class F1 race tackthe Yamuna Expresswaythe plus-seven per cent growthand those impressive stone-and-granite symbols of Dalit pride which have changed the face of Lucknow and Noida Ask anyone who travelled in UP in recent weeks In the general sense of disaffection with the governmentthree points stand out Onecomplaints of pervasive corruptionso much so that the poor had to pay for getting their pensionIndira Awas or NREGA wages Twothat hers was a bureaucraticinsensitive governmentwith no redress of grievancesnot even when MLAs tried to intercede Threethat it was a government which cared only for the Dalits Interestinglyunlike othersthe Dalits generally remained enthusiastic supporters of Mayawaticrediting her for giving them a sense of security and dignity Post-resultsit seemsMayawati has again become a leader of Dalitsexactly where she stood before 2007 whenfor the first timenon-Dalits voted for the BSP in large numbershelping it get an absolute majority Her promise of restoring the rule of law had then caught the imagination of a people fed up with Mulayam Singh Yadavs jungle raj She changed her language: from a champion of Bahujanshe turned into a votary of Sarvajan Her party shed its oldanti-upper caste rhetoric Did she rise to the demands of an inclusivesarvajan mandate For an answerlet us tracebrieflythe journey of her last five years After taking over as chief minister in May 2007she announced two bold initiatives: the over 1000-km-long Ganga Expressway project and a scheme to open the agriculture sector to private investment The firstrunning from Basti in the east to Noida in the westcould have opened up vast tracts in UPs most backward hinterland to urbanisationand growth that comes with it But it was stalled by land acquisition and environmental roadblocks The secondwhich had the potential of sowing the seeds of a green revolutionwas abandoned becauseas Mayawati saidintelligence reports suggested that farmers did not like the idea She took a third initiative: she started work on those grand memorialsa total of five in Lucknowincluding two expansive ones dedicated to Kanshi Ram and BR Ambekdarand a thirdequally hugein Noidaeach costing several thousand crores Everywhereshe installed her own statues along with those of AmbedkarKanshi RamJyotiba PhuleChhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj and other Dalit icons as many as 12 in Lucknow alone In a state which has for long ranked among the lowest in socio-economic indicatorshow could this promote Sarvajan Hitay This was Mayawatis first self-inflicted blow to her sarvajan platform Her party leadersin the meantimewent berserk Within six monthsa minister was allegedly involved in the murder of a girl in Faizabad; after another six monthsan MLA was arrested for rape in Agra Another six months and a third MLAalong with the district BSP presidentand helped by the policeforced his way into the house of an engineer in Auraiya and allegedly tortured him to death just because he refused to pay for Mayawatis birthday celebrations Many more such incidents followed Mayawati couldnt stop any of this Sowhen the Lok Sabha elections were held in 2009the BSP found itself beaten to the third place by the SP and the Congress Worseit could win only two of the 17 reserved seats This was stage one of Mayawatis undoing Assembly elections were almost three years away If she wantedMayawati could still make amends and push administrative and policy initiatives to regain public trust But rattled by the defeatshe took a big leap back: she junked her inclusivist mandate and sought the safety of her traditional Dalit supporters She announced that party general secretary Satish Mishrawho many had begun to see as her No 2would stay away from politics andinsteadconcentrate on the partys legal work The State Advisory Committee under Mishrawhich had been constituted on the pattern of Sonia Gandhis National Advisory Committeewas rendered defunct Mishra was no mass leader and his belittling did not alienate any section But Mayawatis action sent out a message to the Dalits that she is the only leader of the BSPthat no one else mattered Non-Dalits were also listening What damaged Mayawati and the BSP hard was the systematic emasculation of her MLAs All of them were answerable to the partys local coordinatorswho are regarded as Mayawatis eyes and ears Most of them are Dalits Without the coordinators approvalan MLA could not even hold a meeting or make a statement to the media If there was a local grievancethe coordinator would decide how it would be taken up and with whom They kept everyone on a tight leash This destroyed the MLAs politicallyparticularly the non-Dalits Mayawati kept underlining that the Dalit agenda remained her top prioritynothing else She gave a new thrust to the Ambedkar village projectunder which basic facilities are provided on priority in villages that have substantial Dalit population She introduced reservation for Dalits in contracts She ordered that the government pay membership fee of Dalits so that they became members of primary cooperative societies andthereforeeligible for loans The DGP was told to personally visit homes where a Dalit was the victim of a crime She ordered a special campaign to give land to the landless Dalits All this was as it should be But in all other mattersthe administration kept functioning in its usual uncaringinefficient ways For examplethe police would promptly attend to complaints of Dalitsnot others And if the complaint was against a BSP manit would not even lodge an FIR until it got a green signal from above It was this reverse discrimination that blew apart her Sarvajan Hitay slogan Meanwhilecrime and corruption flourished; her trusted men Babu Singh Kushwaha and Naseemuddin Siddiqui were caught for alleged corruption Two CMOs were shot dead in Lucknowa deputy CMO was found dead in Lucknow jail under suspicious circumstances As Mayawati increasingly came under attackshe fled to the safety of her core vote Read her speeches over the last few years and the refrain is that everyone is gripped by Dalit-virodhi mansikta, The set-up of nine districts and 27 sub-divisions,where Balwant is scheduled to be hanged on March 31 at 9 am, I love the fact that even though my stories are based in Somalia,Cameron 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