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Currently,preventing or reducing head injury or saving the rider’s life. Periyar’s way was atheism and rationalism. Monica,and Liberian Eric Brown? For Pune FC, UNESCO started training women for the initiative and Sangham radio was born. the topics discussed used to revolve around food production and agriculture.water harvesting, Here only the odd ball is turning.
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The National Rifle Association of India had to intervene to settle the issue quickly.inclusive growth?policymaking could do with greater inclusivity Has any policymaker asked a migrant worker or slum dweller why they left home The most commonly cited reason is the lack of opportunity there But what do people seekto be able to stay in the village One of the main problems is the fragmentation of land holdingswhich reach a stage where the produce is not enough to sustain growing families and the fact that no non-farm opportunities have been created The need to establish enterprise and provide worthwhile employment has been spoken about for years Aside from the enormous benefits of arresting rural migration to overloaded citiesnon-farm initiatives are imperative if the lives of the huge population in villages are to be made sustainable The food processing sector would be ideal for adding substantially to employment and GDP The developed world processes over 35 per cent of its agricultural produce We havewith difficultynow reached about 4 per cent We are among the largest global producers of fruitvegetables and milk Yetwe have high food inflation and an estimated 40 per cent of our production is lost either in storage or during transportation The government has been talking about a thrust on agriculture for over two decadesbut we do not yet have agro-terminals in placewhich would be a basic prerequisite (Bhartis initiative in Amritsar is at least a start) Countries like Kenya have had such terminals in place since the 1980sand the developed countries much earlier Our fresh food exports are uncompetitive because of the lack of such terminals Even domesticallylitchis are barely known in southern Indiaor mangosteens in northern India for the lack of a supply chain In the mid 1990sI was involved with a large Indian corporation in attempting to export strawberries and asparagus to the developed world Having brought in planting material and technology from Francewe grew world-class products The problem was the lack of a delivery system to sell in the international marketforcing us to move away from perishables and into semi-perishable products like honey We were pioneers in exporting honey to the developed worldbut we could have got better realisations if the government had acted Thirty per cent of the honey in India is produced in aviariesthe remaining 70 per cent is forest honey organicbecause who applies fertiliser or pesticide in forests We do not have the certification infrastructure in place so the returns are much lower The hunters who collect forest honey at great peril to themselves do not get a fair price and oftenunscrupulous traders adulterate the honey Henceforest honey over the years has been branded as lower quality honeywhich is not the case Are policymakers aware of this Indiadespite having one of the lowest yields internationallyhas immense potential to increase volumes from the same acreage With our vast land mass and variety of agro-climatic conditionsthere are few products that we cannot growincluding medicinal plants Apart from the economic benefits and the reduction of wastethe employment opportunities that food processing would createespecially in rural Indiawould be huge Ancillaries would also come upcreating further job opportunities Entrepreneurs would establish mini-businesseseating placesphotocopyingtransportationconstructionetc With retailing growing in leaps and boundsthe demand for processed foods is also bound to grow Retailing will also provide better returns to farmers by reducing the number of middlemen Farmers would also gain from the food processing units need to procure better quality and quantity and so the factory would provide the necessary expertise and technology to increase the yield and quality in their own interest Pepsi had established this concept with tomato processing in Punjab in the early 1990s when the government insisted on their engaging in hard currency-earning activity if they wanted to enter the Indian market They increased the tomato yield about 10 times with technology Our network of prestigious agricultural universities and extension workerswho took the benefits of this research to farmersmust be strengthened Despite the opportunity in food processing having been recognised for decadeswhy do we still process below 4 per cent of our production Food processing would be a solution to addressing the lack of non-farm opportunities in rural India One hopes that the governments renewed focus on reform and commitment to retail FDI translates into real gains The writer is directorGrassroots Trading Network for Women Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Published: July 11 2017 7:54 am Jagga Jasoos actor Ranbir Kapoor feels as an actor it is always your new journey that matters as you have to get into the next film Related News Ranbir Kapoor is happy that Jagga Jasoos has finally shaped up and is ready for a release He is content that the buzz surrounding the film is positive While he is all happy he is looking more worn out than ever but he is also looking greatly comfortable with his co-star Katrina Kaif after their much talked about break-up In an interview yesterday the Barfi actor opened up about his love for the film his way of life and his dynamic relationship with Kat Jagga Jasoos took three years to be made and finally it is releasing How do you feel It is very different this time because of the time it has taken A lot of hard work our own reputation money has gone into this film You need a lot of patience to work with Anurag Basu he works in complete chaos I worked with him on Barfi before so I was prepared for it but not for so long When the audience comes and sees the film they don’t see what has gone behind making the film or how hard or how long we have worked they come and watch the film they have to like the film that’s about it The adventure landscape the thrill but most importantly what convinced all of us to do this film was the story of the film The story is longing for family and I know families who come to watch the film will relate to it Jagga Jasoos is an official musical but Indian musicals don’t have actors singing like they do around the world How do you explain that To be honest it’s my disadvantage as an actor It is my shortcoming I have tried singing I cannot sing however there are a few times I have sung in this film because there are a lot of spoken words and melody was required I just can’t be good at it and thankfully we have singers It is accepted that actors do not sing songs in our industry But Jagga Jasoos is a true musical and the thing is that the boy my character stammers and it is easier to sing than to talk when you sing you don’t stammer It is a very new concept in India so I don’t know if it will be accepted in India You are a superstar but you still look quite worn out Is there too much pressure Marketing tires you you are constantly trying to sell your film There are long hours lots of interviews and lots of talking It’s not something that I honestly enjoy I’d rather be on a film set than talk about myself and my file However I have co-produced the film so I am enjoying this process too You have repeatedly spoken about how detached you are to your success and failures What do you mean when you say that I think the day I am done with the shooting I am done with the film Because I feel that as an actor it is always your new journey that matters you have to get into the next film I am quite detached But of course at a subconscious level some bits of your characters always stay with you You always carry the emotions and anxiety of your characters But over and above it I am quite detached with failures and successes in my career I have had some successes many failures failures have always taught me something deep about myself So through process I have learnt acceptance It is an advantage that I am not attached to my success and failures While Jagga Jasoos took a long time it was also the time when a lot was written about your professional and personal life mostly about the dynamics of your relationship with Katrina Kaif Your thoughts You know it used to take a toll on me earlier in my career But now that I have been here for ten years I have had various experiences I understand show business I understand how media operates Yes it was a bit of a downer when so much of negativity was written everything written about the delay Katrina and my dynamics but then you have to know what your purpose is as an actor You are here for the film you want to do good work your work should speak for you What is written about my personal life good or bad shod not matter too much At the end of the day if people have liked my film then I have achieved what I always wanted it is a bonus Your most challenging role is still in Wake Up Sid or there are any additions now How attached you are to the characters you portray on-screen I have been that boy from wake Up Sid so it is one of the most special films of mine But I think the Dutt biopic is one of my most challenging films Rockstar has been challenging too Jagga Jasoos tried my patience it too so long to complete that I had to surrender to my character I would like to believe that I have changed as a person and as an actor for the good But I can’t really tell it has been ten years since I started acting and I am very grateful to get to do what I love it is rare I am here to be I am not here to retire and hang my boots I am desperate to do more work find good characters and work with more people But the change I guess people around me can tell better Watch|Jagga Jasoos | Official Trailer | Will we get to see you on social media I am quite lazy I can’t do social media And what about your dad Do you tell Rishi Kapoor to calm down when he loses it on his social media accounts I think my mother is doing all of that and there are constant fights and conflicts at home because of it Having said that my father is very honest he considers himself as a serious citizen of this country and has an opinion on politics entertainment or food ban on many topical issues He just says it he is not hypocritical He will say what he wants to or what he thinks he need to say There is no negativity in what he says I am a hypocrite if you ask me to talk on politics or something I would be guarded but he wouldn’t and he falls into trouble a lot for it There are constant ‘morchas’ (agitations) under his house and so many people trolling him but he doesn’t care You’ve said this before that good films come to you no matter what What do you have to say now that you have had a mix of hits and flops Irrespective of successes and failures in my life specially in the last few years I have faced more failure I have been fortunate to work on good films and with good filmmakers like Rajkumar Hirani Aayan Mukherji Karan Johar and Anurag Basu There are really premiere filmmakers of our country and if they are casting me I do have a sense of belonging and confidence I am just glad that things are not as bad as it can be For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: July 31 2017 6:27 pm Principal photography for the Rambo’s Hindi remake is slated to start in February next year Related News Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone has already expressed confidence that Tiger Shroff will put his heart and soul into the Indian Rambo remake The Bollywood star says it will be a “dream come true” moment if he gets to meet his idol during the process of making the ‘desi’ version of the film Asked if he will be meeting Stallone while prepping up for the movie Tiger said “That will be a dream come true if I get to meet him sometime during the process of Rambo” Stallone starred in the actioner The remake will be directed by Siddharth Anand and co-produced by M Capital Ventures Original Entertainment Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures The Rambo franchise first came to life in 1982 with First Blood which minted over $125 million worldwide It was followed by a number of successful remakes including the most recent Rambo in 2008 which earned $113 million globally The Indian remake will be given a ‘desi’ twist It will follow the life of the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian armed forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land — and how he unleashes mayhem by becoming an unstoppable machine after tough training Talking about when will he start with the remake Tiger who joined hands with a flagship corporate social responsibility programme P&G Shiksha for a Shiksha Superheroes campaign earlier this month said “First I have Baaghi 2 and Student of the Year 2 to finish and then will go into Rambo” Principal photography for the film is slated to start in February next year with a release targeted for late 2018 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kamlesh Kumar | New Delhi | Updated: July 8 2014 8:12 am The suboptimal distribution of passenger and freight traffic between rail and road has measurable economic implications (Reuters) Related News As the new government prepares to present the rail and general budgets the focus is likely to be on developing rail and road infrastructure A robust rail-road network will be essential to meet growth-led demand for passenger and freight traffic in the years to come Considering the scale of investment involved the government may need to make hard choices in proritising between the rail and road networks In 1951 the railways carried the bulk of the freight (almost 90 per cent) and passenger (almost 70 per cent) traffic Succeeding years saw a gradual shift away from rail to roads At the moment about 90 per cent of India’s freight is carried on the rail-road network which is in turn shared between roads and railways in a 70:30 ratio The road-rail network carries almost the entire passenger traffic in a 90:10 ratio The shift from rail to roads defies economic or social logic Low freight and passenger rail fares have done immeasurable public good The graded freight structure of the railways which is inversely proportional to distance has ensured that low-value cargo such as coal minerals fertilisers food grains and cement can be carried at substantially low rates In general railway freight charges are about half the road transportation charges for commonly used commodities The economic social and environmental costs of building and maintaining a rail network is far lower than for roads Building a rail network requires much less land reducing land acquisition costs not only in terms of the area to be acquired but also in time saved in prolonged land acquisition proceedings The railways are comparatively more energy efficient less polluting and less of a drain on natural resources both during the construction and operation phases As a more organised set-up the rail offers greater scope to implement and enforce quality control While roads are eventually clogged with linear ribbon development along the road network the rail network is unaffected by such developments Finally while much needs to be done to improve rail safety in comparison to road safety the railways are several notches higher The suboptimal distribution of passenger and freight traffic between rail and road has measurable economic implications In simple terms if the railways moved 1 billion tonne of freight during 2013-14 and earned Rs 950 billion the carriage of the same amount of freight through roads would cost twice as much In other words if the railways handled an additional 1 billion tonne of freight every year preventing its diversion to roads the resultant financial savings to the tune of Rs 950 billion may boost India’s GDP by more than 1 per cent Also an efficient and enhanced rail network is likely to decongest roads thereby reducing the need for incremental investment in building road networks Considering an average GDP growth of about 8 per cent during the 12th to 15th Five Year Plan periods and demand elasticity of 12 India’s total freight traffic is expected to grow sixfold and passenger traffic is likely to grow 16 times by 2032 If the railways maintain the present inter-modal share vis-a-vis roads they will need to expand freight-carrying capacity by six times If a 50:50 share is to be achieved the railways will need to expand freight-carrying capacity to almost 10 times the current level To achieve a 50:50 rail-road share of passenger traffic present capacity will have to be multiplied almost 80 times during the same period Creating capacities of this magnitude is no easy task due to a lack of funds and other challenges On the other hand if these capacities are not created the economy may become less competitive Any expansion or modernisation plan will need meticulous planning To reduce haulage and travel distances and avoid multiple freight handling production consumption and storage locations need to be strategically planned The railways need to develop a dedicated freight corridor and unlock the value of their land bank and utilise it to improve facilities particularly for cargo handling Increasing safe speed limits on existing tracks is another method by which capacity can be enhanced with minimal marginal investment The idea of high-speed trains too needs a push Recovering costs through freight and passenger fares is likely to remain a politically sensitive matter even if facilities are improved Improving scale and efficiency remain the only other options To improve efficiency the railways need to invest in training skill development and adoption of newer technologies From the governance standpoint the railways need an independent governance model with limited government interference Social obligations need to be within the limits of economic prudence and in suitable cases they need to be compensated by state agencies for fulfilling such roles The government should adopt a coordinated approach for the development of rail and road networks The railways must be developed as the preferred mode of transport for long- and medium-distance traffic (500 km and above) while roads should be improved and developed to serve short- and medium-distance traffic Roads should be used only where rail is found to be less cost-effective It is imperative to treat the railways as the prime mover of the economy even if that means diverting investment from roads to rail The writer is a former additional director general ministry of road transport and highways For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday made light of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit to the Taj Mahal saying it is Lord Rama’s "kamaal" (wonder) "See how time changes.BJP did not consider it as heritage.and now the CM is cleaning West Gate of Taj Mahal with a ‘jhadu’ (broom)" Yadav told reporters "It’s good that SP workers from Agra have come here otherwise they would have used broom at West Gate of Taj He (CM) is wielding broom there We have nothing to do with it It is Lord Rama’s ‘kamaal’" he said Tourists from all over the world visit the monument he observed File image of Akhilesh Yadav AFP "I am waiting for him to get clicked on that seat (in front of Taj Mahal)" he said Yadav had visited the Taj as the UP chief minister over two years ago on Valentine’s Day and sat on one of the benches in front of the monument along with his wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav Adityanath’s visit is seen by many as a damage control exercise after a series of controversies erupted beginningwith a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the white marble monument in its list of development projects in the state At a rally in Bihar last year Adityanath had said that the Taj does not represent Indian culture and that visiting foreign dignitaries should be presented with the Gita rather than replicas of Taj Mahal The SP chief appealed to the people to support his party candidates in local bodies polls in the state that will be held soon "The polls to clean trash is near I can assure that only the SP is capable of cleaning the garbage as it understands where to throw it" he said Yadav also attacked the state government for its"failure" on law and order front and blamed the Centre for "ruining" traders with demonetisation and GST "The BJP government has ruined the economy" he alleged About Gujarat Assembly polls he said "People of Gujarathave decided and BJP is going to lose there.Our party will contest five seats in Gujarat We have sought five of the 182 seats from Congress and will support Congress in the remaining seats We will contest five seats and that is final" he said Aligarh: Launching a scathing attack on the Akhilesh Yadav government for "doing nothing" to develop the state Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Chief Minister was desperately seeking whatever support is coming his way to retaining power "The wave of BJP is so strong that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is grabbing whatever support he gets as he fears of being washed out" the Prime Minister said at an election rally here taking a dig at the SP-Congress poll alliance File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI Using his signature style of coining acronyms to assert that BJP will bring "Vikas" which stands for ‘Vidyut’ (electricity) ‘Kanoon’ (law and order) and ‘Sadak’ (roads) if elected he trained his guns on the state government for failing to maintain law and order saying women cannot venture outside their homes after the sun sets He said political parties were against him because they know that "if Modi gets amajority in Rajya Sabha thegovernment will make such rules that the corrupt will be caught So they are afraid . I am tightening the screws to teach those supporting black money a lesson" Attacking the SP government Modi said "past governments in UP worked in such a manner that it led to the closure of famous Aligarh lock industry as they could not provide enough electricity" Mocking the state government Modi said if electricity was supplied people can enjoy that power Ironically the Prime Minister had taken a similar jibe during his election campaign for Bihar last year He attacked the state government for "doing nothing for development" and accused it of neither checking corruption casteism and nepotism nor clearing the cane farmers’ dues "Youths were asked to pay bribe and bring recommendation for interviews by MLAs and Ministers Poor have to mortgage land and assets to pay This has to be stopped Our central government had stopped interviews for class three and four The selection has been computerised on the basis of marks earned by a candidate" the Prime Minister said He said people will be surprised to know that what magic Modi has done which has resulted in Rs 10000 crore of annual saving "By introducing cheap LED bulbs we have reduced electricity bills" Modi said Hitting out at the opposition for saying there was lack of planning by the government regarding its demonetisation decision he defended the move saying there was sufficient planning for note ban to find out the details of all the money being deposited in the banks By: PTI | Updated: March 18 2017 5:30 pm Uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone that can detect different types of touch even when it is stretched folded or bent (Source: University of British Columbia) Related News Scientists have developed a new inexpensive sensor that could help develop tablets which can be folded and put away in your pocket or artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs The sensor developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone that can detect different types of touch including swiping and tapping even when it is stretched folded or bent This feature makes it suited for foldable devices of the future researchers said “There are sensors that can detect pressure such as the iPhone’s 3D Touch and some that can detect a hovering finger like Samsung’s AirView” said researcher Mirza Saquib Sarwar a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering at UBC “There are also sensors that are foldable transparent and stretchable Our contribution is a device that combines all those functions in one compact package” said Sarwar The prototype measures 5 cm x 5 cm but could be easily scaled up as it uses inexpensive widely available materials including the gel and silicone “It’s entirely possible to make a room-sized version of this sensor for just dollars per square metre and then put sensors on the wall on the floor or over the surface of the body – almost anything that requires a transparent stretchable touch screen” said Sarwar Also Read: Scientists create first 3D structure of active DNA “And because it is cheap to manufacture it could be embedded cost-effectively in disposable wearables like health monitors” he said The sensor could also be integrated in robotic “skins” to make human-robot interactions safer said John Madden Sarwar’s supervisor and a professor in UBC’s faculty of applied science “Currently machines are kept separate from humans in the workplace because of the possibility that they could injure humans “If a robot could detect our presence and be ‘soft’ enough that they don’t damage us during an interaction we can safely exchange tools with them they can pick up objects without damaging them and they can safely probe their environment” said Madden The research was published in the journal Science Advances For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related News in keeping with his increasingly personalised mode of diplomacy. about 2, we aim to corner at least 20 per cent of the arrival, The guys who back themselves to play that shot will have plenty of success. 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shocked the conscience of the community at large? Lau in her verdict observed the crime was planned She said killing three members of a family for cash and jewellery was diabolical and dastardly in nature Do these convicts deserve any compassion or mercy when they themselves have none To my mindany mercy to these convicts would be misplaced and disproportionate to the enormity of the crime andhenceI conclude that the only befitting punishment would be the rarest of rare punishment?the parents found out that the signatures were used as consent from them to hike the fees. whose office is located near the spot. unleashing a barrage of powerful blows on his opponent which prompted the referee to stop the fight. Eoin Morgan says he would chosen to bowl too had he won the toss. Yuvraj Singh 15 c Joss Buttler b? said Jaitley,000 from two tournaments. who had rejected them to join the People’s Welfare Front (PWF) to fight the coming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. demanding that the Wards where such voters could not cast their votes should see re-polling.
so that it can be preserved for a year, My parents thought it was useless; the family was full of doctors and other professionals, Bimbrahw says Then in 1957 while she was still a studentBimbrahw met Baba Lal Singha Gandhian and freedom fighter from Sialkot whose disciple she has been since then and whose dream of self-reliance through charkha she has been trying to keep alive all her life After the first meetingI saw him again once I joined Kamala Nehru College as a Hindi teacher He was living in a house in Chawri Bazar that he had moved to after the Partition Mill-made clothes were banned in that house Following Gandhihe believed that charkha was the way to self-reliance And that is the truth?the foreign policy we pursue must reflect our national priorities and concerns and be in concert with our capabilities? Five principles define the Singh Doctrineso to speak FirstIndias relations with both major powers and her Asian neighbours are shaped by her developmental priorities,a case cannot be said to be rarest of rare. The court will hear the case further on Monday On Wednesdaythe court upheld the conviction of the duoand said it had found that the trial court that convicted them in March was right in holding them guilty In cases where there is no direct evidencethe prosecutions circumstantial evidence must be firmly established and there should be no escape from the conclusion that the crime was committed by the accused? both requiring co-operation – this was hardly welcome news for those hoping for something other than a processional contest decided by pit stops or reliability. with his quality, Malaysia still trailing by one goal as India hold on to the 2-1 lead 49′:? His health became a matter of concern for his fans and family who prayed day and night for his speedy recovery. Arsenal made only one change from their 3-1 win over Stoke City,s tertiary care institute.
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