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: ? Fearne Cotton said of her role: “‘Teletubbies’ holds a special place in my heart, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: September 18, they were robbed of their belongings, frivolous, Then comes KK’s Jeetne ke liye amid washes of some synth. This is a story that must be told, And boy did he deliver!With multiple suplexes trio of F-5s and a triumphant walk through the ruins Lesnar had given a quick idea of what one can expect on August 20 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: March 9 2015 12:00 am Related News Now that the RBI has cut rates the spotlight will shift to the banks especially state owned banks many of which are yet to commit to reducing either lending or deposit rates Part of the reason for this reluctance to pass on the benefits of lower borrowing costs could be the overhang of bad loans for PSU banks With a recovery not yet in sight and loan growth still weak banks may prefer to wait longer before cutting rates That said 2015-16 will be a challenging year for many government-owned banks For one Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has set aside only Rs 7940 crore in 2015-16 to boost their capital The lower allocation for the recapitalisation of PSU banks has been justified by the government saying that capital will now be infused only on the basis of performance In other words only those banks that are more profitable and efficient can line up for capital At one level the differential approach to capital infusion for India’s state-owned banks which control 70 per cent of the business is welcome coming as it does after decades of splurging public money The government appears to have put this strategy into practice going by the fact that it has infused just about Rs 7000 crore so far into nine PSU lenders this fiscal Indeed it is refreshing to see the dominant owner of over a dozen banks acting like any other promoter or savvy investor in seeking good returns on investment or capital But what happens to the relatively weaker PSU banks especially the mid-sized ones which because of this new approach find it tough to raise capital Will they be reduced to being just narrow banks — which invest more in safe government bonds and whose lending book is restricted by treasury bills Or will the government be bold enough to let go of such banks and ensure complete operational freedom to their managements or bring on board other investors such as private equity funds or sovereign wealth funds as recommended by the PJ Nayak Committee The same committee had however observed wryly that it was a fundamental irony that the government disadvantages the very banks it has invested in The question to be asked is whether the new approach on capital infusion could lead to a narrowing of options for accessing credit especially for small and medium firms which have been squeezed because of the ongoing slowdown The government should spell out its medium-term strategy for PSU banks and lay down a road map especially with expectations of a rebound in growth next fiscal The longer the wait the more difficult will be the re-ordering of these banks The challenge lies in summoning the required political will for this makeover For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: November 26 2016 5:02 pm Shah Rukh Khan and Excel entertainment have taken the initiative of launching the trailer of ‘Raees’ in a never seen before means Related News Shah Rukh Khan and Excel entertainment have taken the initiative of launching the trailer of ‘Raees’ in a never seen before means Raeesteam is all set to release the trailer in the coming week and has infact come up with a unique way of reaching out to nine cities and engaging with more and more fans rather than confining to a single city The trailer of ‘Raees’ will be streamed on 3500 screens across India SRK will be accompanied by his co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui for the trailer launch The best part about this unique initiative is that Shah Rukh along with Ritesh Sidhawani and Farhan Akhtar has handpicked nine Indian cities including Delhi Indore Ahmedabad Kolkata Bangalore Hyderabad Jaipur Mumbai and Moga (Punjab) More from the world of Entertainment: While the trailer will be released in these cities SRK will be seen interacting with the audience of those respective cities through video conferencing The actor is very keen to reach out to as many people as possible and this approach sure seems to be an amazing way of doing the same This method of launching a film trailer will definitely help the team to reach out and interact with not only big cities but also to those audiences in the smaller cities With this unique way of launching the film’s trailer the film marks its beginning of promotional activities A source added “Its a film which is different from the content that either Excel or SRK are known for The attempt seems to take this content to a wider range of audience’ he adds Shah Rukh says “We wanted to reach out and engage with a pan-India audience rather than confining it to just a single city We are really excited to interact with thousands of people across cities big and small simultaneously by having a live chat with audiences in cinemas” Also Read |Dear Zindagi is a balm for that broken part inside each ofus After the smashing response that the makers received for its teaser and the poster audiences are geared up to experience the trailer this time SRK in and as ‘Raees’ is helmed by National award winning director Rahul Dholakia The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment and is slated to release on January 26 2017 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: November 25 2016 1:25 pm Filmmaker Peter Jackson’s next movie Mortal Engines an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s award-winning novel of the same name will hit the theaters on Christmas 2018 Top News Filmmaker Peter Jackson’s next movie Mortal Engines an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s award-winning novel of the same name will hit the theaters on Christmas 2018 Universal studio has announced that the sci-fi movie will be released in theaters across the on December 14 2018 reported Variety Jackson is producing the movie along with Fran Walsh his longtime collaborator behind The Lord of the Rings and “The Hobbit trilogy The 55-year-old filmmaker will not direct the movie but is serving as a co-writer along with Philippa Boyens Christian Rivers will make his feature directorial debut with the fantasy flick Mortal Engines will be the first film of a planned movie series adapted from Reeve’s novels which also include Predator’s Gold Infernal Devices and A Darkling Plain Set in a future world Mortal Engines chronicles Earth’s cities which now roam the globe on huge wheels devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources On one of these massive Traction Cities a teen named Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from a territory known as the Outlands who will change the course of his life forever Peter Jackson also wants to take a break from making Hollywood blockbusters once he is done with The Hobbit trilogy Jacksonwho has helmed The Lord of the Rings series and The Hobbit trilogywants to come up with some projects based in New Zealandreported Huffington Post The New Zealand filmmaker along with Fran Walsh and many other have written the screenplay of the fantasy series “We have got a few bits and pieces that we are working onFran and I We just want to step off the Hollywood blockbuster thing for a while and we’ve had a few New Zealand stories in line for a while that we think would make great films” Jackson said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | Published: May 9 2017 5:17 am Top News A high-level inquiry has exposed how a government-funded welfare scheme to encourage mass weddings among the state’s tribal population was misused producing evidence to show that “fake” marriages were conducted and records were fabricated to siphon off gold and other perks offered by the government for such ceremonies Members of the inquiry panel say they were “appalled” at the scale of corruption Justice (Retd) M G Gaikwad who headed the panel said “We found instances of fraud and misappropriation across tribal belts in Maharashtra” Under the government’s Kanyadan scheme couples opting for it are gifted gold mangalsutras utensils and new clothes While these gift items worth several crores were purchased the committee has put out evidence to conclude that these were illegally disposed of in several cases In a small hamlet Tirde in Nashik’s Peth taluka about 800 weddings were shown performed on a single day in 2008 Each couple was shown to have been gifted gold and utensils worth Rs 10000 “But hardly 200 tribal families were found residing in the hamlet” said Justice (Retd) Gaikwad A police investigation has been launched in the case The committee which has now submitted a 3000-page report detailing embezzlement of tribal welfare funds in Maharashtra came across several cases of dubious weddings “In a large number of cases authorities were unable to produce any record or receipt to show that genuine tribal couples had benefited While the committee has accepted such receipts that authorities produced in certain other cases during the cross-examination some of these too are of a suspicious nature” said Gaikwad The previous Congress-NCP government had appointed the five-member inquiry panel on April 15 2014 to probe allegations of rampant corruption in tribal welfare schemes following directives of the Bombay High Court which is hearing a public litigation in this regard The scope of the present inquiry was limited to the period between 2004 and 2009 when former NCP leader Dr Vijaykumar Gavit now a senior BJP MLA was Maharashtra’s tribal development minister But advocate Rajendra Raghuvanshi the lawyer for the petitioners in the case told The Indian Express: “Our demand to the court will be to extend the investigation to the period post 2009 While the committee has been able to corroborate our contention that there was rampant corruption in tribal schemes between 2004 and 2009 our contention is that it wasn’t just limited to the five-year period” Suggesting that a nexus between officials at the project office level and contractors had fuelled the multi-crore fraud the committee has recommended prosecution against errant officials in 23 out of the 24 tribal project offices in Maharashtra Gaikwad said his committee wasn’t able to review the implementation of scheme in Yavatmal’s Pandharkawada due to paucity of time The evidence put forth by the committee shows that a selected coterie of jewellers utensil suppliers and cloth merchants were awarded supply contracts across the state In Dahanu it even came across a case where clothes meant for the married couple were shown purchased from an electric appliance store “While executing different schemes for project offices selected contractors were repeatedly awarded contracts The deals were not transparent highly objectionable and smacked of favouritism” states the committee’s report A statewide fraud was also detected in the scheme for supply of milch animals to poor tribal households “Bogus supply receipts were found at several places” said Justice (Retd) Gaikwad The committee has also questioned supply orders and payments made to a Beed-based society the Maharashtra Swayam Rojgar Seva Sahakari Sanstha (Mazalgaon) an NGO for supplying the milch animals to tribal families at several places in the state “While the price of each animal differs depending on age health etc we found that the society was paid a standard price for all animals The society does not admittedly possess any evidence showing purchase of the animals It was registered a couple of months before the contracts were allotted to it and had no previous experience in the field The transaction with the society was fraudulent” says the report While the petitioners have pointed to a link between the society and the former minister the committee hasn’t brought out any evidence in this regard For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: October 11 2016 8:48 am The university offers “male identified” students a “safe space” to help them explore alternative concepts of masculinity and influence (Source: Pixabay) Top News An American university has started a nine week course for male students aimed at tackling “toxic masculinities” by discussing male privilege and patriarchy The Duke Men’s Project programme launched this month by North Carolinam based Duke University offers “male identified” students a “safe space” to help them explore alternative concepts of masculinity and influence Developed by students and staff at the university’s Women’s Centre the course aims to “create a space of brotherhood fellowship dedicated to interrogating male privilege and patriarchy as it exists in our lives our campus and our society” The project’s goal is to create an environment in which men can “critique and analyse their own masculinity and toxic masculinities to then create healthier ones” Junior Dipro Bhowmik who sits on the leadership team was quoted as saying by Fox News The curriculum is about “questioning how you can be accountable to feminism to the women in your life and to the larger community” he said The course also offers students space to discuss the “language of dominance” rape culture pornography machismo and other topics The project has received backing from the student newspaper’s editorial board who insisted it was “not a re education camp being administered by an oppressed group in the service of the feminisation of American society” A poll conducted last year by the ‘Kaiser Foundation’ and ‘The Washington Post’ found that 25 per cent of young women and 7 per cent of young men say they have experienced unwanted sexual contact in college For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsEditor’s note: It’s ironic that 70 years after India became an Independent country and a democracy the invocation of aazadi evokes bitter conflicts Whether it is on university campuses or in the midst of the conflict in the Kashmir Valley – both calling for aazadi and challenging that call as anti-national arouses mighty passions Bycomparison swaraj is hardly ever invoked in the public discourse It almost seems like a historical artefact a fragment of fading memories of the Freedom Struggle This is the fourth part of a series titledSwaraj at 70that seeks to take a closer look at this dichotomy Kavitha Kuruganti 46 set out to be a development communicator and went on to become one of India’s foremost champions of sustainable agriculture While still studying for a Masters degree in communications at Hyderabad Central University she was drawn into the world of NGOs particularly the Deccan Development Society Kuruganti is now the national convener of the Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) a network of farmer groups that promoteboth ecological and financial sustainability Firstpost spoke to Kuruganti who has acquired an in-depth technical knowledge of the agricultural sector over the years and has spearheaded the campaign against genetically modified (GM) crops She has served as a member of the Government of India’s High-Level Committee on the Status of Women in India and as a member of a government panel set up in 2013 to examine the methodological issues in fixing a minimum support price (MSP) in agriculture Edited excerpts follow: What feelings does Swaraj evoke for you 2017 That it doesn’t exist. that it has been taken away more or less completely Can you enumerate the reasons behind that feeling Resource grabbing in rural India comes to mind where you have no control over resources today Land acquisition has always been there but there are numerous other ways in which resources are going away now This includes seemingly attractive land purchase deals by outsiders who come into villages It takes away the ability to determine what will happen to your life Is that because people’s lives changewhen they move from living off the land to dealing with a large amount of cash We are not necessarily talking about whether the cash is large in quantity or reasonable or not or whether it will last for long Lack of opportunities after that for sustainable livelihoods is what I’m referring to There are no opportunities in rural areas when these resources are taken away It could well be that what (cash) you get is spent immediately on building a house or marrying off a family member Resource grabbing applies to not just large assets like land but also things like seeds – farmers have been lured away from any physical stocking of seeds that they have In the past 15-20 years of my work I have seen this happening at a more rapid pace because corporations have discovered this wonderful strategy of tying up with agricultural departments for supplying seeds to departments and not selling or marketing seeds to farmers in villages Departments then give away seeds free of cost for two or three years to farmers and when you start getting seeds like that you stop storing them And once that happens you lose stocks of seeds and the dependence on external sources becomes a perpetual dependence after that Even in people’s movements when they talk about (people’s control over) ‘jal-jungle-zameen’’ (water forests land) they don’t necessarily bring seeds into the picture What then is the larger reason for the farmer crisis A substantial part of the crisis can be connected to seeds as they are no longer a singular input in farming Today when you bring a hybrid seed it’s an entire package of practices that you are bringing along – which you are forced to use that necessarily involves a certain cost and requires a certain debt But the crisis is also at the output end – whether farmers are able to get remunerative markets what’s happening in trade deals procurement policies and so on Are you referring to global trade deals Yes international free-trade agreements We’ve reached a stage where we are not talking just about theautonomy of individual farmers or farming communities but of governments foolishly making themselves extremely vulnerable to litigation due to trade agreements Consider RECP (Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership) that involves 50 other countries It’s a mega trade deal where the government is signing away its own ability and authority to adjudicate on matters If there is any conflict on the agreement it is not supposed to be resolved as per our national laws and our sovereign policies You (the nation) are signing away your power to bring the investor to obey your own laws You are saying it’s okay let’s go to an international tribunal which is filled with their corporate lawyers and whoever has greater money will win the case there So we should be talking not just about saving people but saving governments and our own government which is needed for our democracy to be functional Are you saying that it is basically Indian sovereignty that is at stake here Certainly and if you are talking about Swaraj then we’ll have to cover all these aspects It’s not just about one individual woman farmer whether she has swaraj or not or an Adivasi farmer somewhere but about nations themselves Also did it mean anything that the Indian Constitution said that state governments will have the ultimate authority on agricultural decision-making It’s not seen in implementation at all The Centre decides every wrong policy and states are forced to bear the consequences of what happens later on So we are talking about autonomy being taken away at every level by very large corporate forces and the lack of wisdom in (central) governments when they signed this (autonomy) away willingly One reason for this has been the argument that India cannot afford to be left out of the global market place And if the price of participation in that market place is to be party to these various international trade deals then so be it. But that is a poor justification for what you do to the majority of your citizens Very often in these trade deals for getting a little more space for sectors that are non-primary like the IT sector and other services sector we are trading away many things that become matters of life and death for a large majority of people For little more profit or little more margin for one sector you can’t violate the right to life of a large number of people That is unacceptable You have been part of the movement to resist these trends for over 24 years Could you say to what extent? For me, My disappointment turned to despair as the nation watched the response to the Pathankot attack.

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