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This has nothing to do with the more than thousand crores that the BCCI top functionaries were attempting to distribute among the state associations prior to the Supreme Court’s hearing on October 6. and the final tally may increase depending on how some still-undecided regional parties vote, The change in government has taken away a key ingredient that contributed to the success of the MGNREGA: Political will and belief in the act. And like she explains, “criticise our PM and prove yourself an intellectual.Even the 70,said,The drive was undertaken to weed out bogus voters The desks were made functional at all the 21 Assembly constituencies Citizens were asked to visit the centres and get their photographs clicked We had also made special arrangements to provide voter cards on the spot?in July, From an event where those dressed in suits hold day-long schmoozing sessions at a stuffy venue, What a rollercoaster of a life you’ve had @SunnyLeone!

? — Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) August 21 2017 Meanwhile Sunny and her husband Daniel Weber are really happy and busy taking care of their adopted daughter Nisha Kaur Weber “Both of us keep on running into her room to say ‘good morning’ and sometimes we are pushing each other to get in first We are really happy” Sunny told IANS For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sonalde Desai | Updated: June 23 2014 9:00 am Related News Malnutrition remains one of the biggest challenges facing India In the last large survey the National Family Health Survey of 2005-06 about 42 per cent children under the age of five were underweight Economic growth has failed to redress this problem Recently released estimates from the District Level Health Survey for selected states continue to paint a dismal picture In the best performing states like Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh the proportion of children who are underweight declined by 7 to 8 percentage points between 2005-06 and 2012; in the worst — Maharashtra and West Bengal — there is virtually no improvement At this rate it is unlikely that we can achieve the Millennium Development Goal of 28 per cent children being underweight by 2015 Not only is this a blow to India’s core values it has vast economic consequences According to a study by the international non-profit Save the Children this cost is expected to be between 1 to 25 per cent of the GDP per annum by 2030 In spite of the urgency of the problem the only solution at hand the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 appears inadequate to the task of addressing the problem for a number of reasons First the primary focus of the NFSA is to expand access to cheap cereals although dietary composition is as relevant to Indian malnutrition as hunger or caloric deficiency The NFSA’s focus on hunger is bolstered by the observation that successive rounds of the National Sample Survey (NSS) and the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau surveys document declining caloric consumption among the Indian population However as Jean Dreze and Angus Deaton note most of this decline is observed among upper-income groups particularly in rural areas These groups are increasingly moving away from manual labour and hence may need fewer calories But malnutrition is not limited to the poor The National Family Health Survey shows that although 57 per cent of the children in the households with the lowest levels of wealth are underweight even among the top 40 per cent of households about 30 per cent of the children are underweight So it is not simply a question of income or access to food grains but rather of the composition of food and dietary diversity The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) organised by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the University of Maryland documents that when households consume a diet of cereals coarse grains pulses milk vegetable fruits and fat the percentage of children who are underweight goes down by about 5 percentage points even when compared to other children from families similar in socio-economic background but with lower dietary diversity Second the NFSA does not take into account the unanticipated effects of the expansion of the public distribution system (PDS) which may well result in a reduction in nutritional quality due to its emphasis on cereals While the proportion of families obtaining food from ration shops has grown from 25 per cent to over 50 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12 careful analysis of IHDS data matching households at the same income level using the PDS and not using the PDS shows that PDS use is associated with greater consumption of cereals but lower consumption of fruit and milk When caloric needs can be met with cheap cereals households may not choose to spend money on a diverse food basket This concern is validated by an excellent analysis of NSS data by Professor Raghav Gaiha and colleagues in which they document declining dietary diversity between 1993 and 2009 Third the NFSA relies on existing programmes like the PDS and the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) whose operation is fraught with inefficiencies and leakages While much has been written about the leakages in the PDS little attention has been directed to the ICDS programme By an order of the Supreme Court issued in 2006 this programme was expanded to cover all children instead of just the poor The IHDS records that only 23 per cent children in 2004-05 received any ICDS benefits compared to 46 per cent in 2011-12 but most of the benefits are limited to immunisation Among the IHDS children under the age of five only 12 per cent received any food from the ICDS in the month prior to the survey As many speakers at a recent conference organised by the NCAER IDS Sussex and IDRC Canada noted the ICDS has tremendous potential for reducing malnutrition and has been quite successful in some areas However without substantial reorganisation its scope will remain limited Fourth the potential agricultural ramifications of the expansion of government procurement of vast quantities of cereals have received little attention in this discussion and it is assumed that the current stocks will be sufficient to meet these needs But the case of millets offers little reason for this optimism Although it is a welcome departure for the NFSA to include millets in the PDS little attention is directed towards the challenges of production bottlenecks and storage for millets Thus at the moment it is unlikely that millets can be a major component of food supplied under the NFSA Fifth the NFSA contains no mechanisms for measuring success in reducing malnutrition Social audits focus on process and not outcomes and do not replace standardised data on malnutrition and food intake It is amazing that in spite of the staggering incremental costs of the NFSA estimated by Prachi Mishra of the International Monetary Fund at between Rs 44000 and Rs 77000 crore per annum we really have no plans for monitoring its outcome in terms of nutrition statistics Government data collection on malnutrition is sporadic at best; the last nationwide large survey was done in 2005-06 As of now there is no nationwide data available If transparent data collection took place predictably every two years immediate course correction could be undertaken These observations suggest that if we are serious about eliminating undernutrition we must focus on smarter policy design effective implementation and increased monitoring and accountability The BJP manifesto calls for addressing malnutrition in mission mode; disappointing statistics from the District Level Health Survey suggest a need for urgent action [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigarh | Published: September 2 2017 6:13 am Top News A HEAD constable attached to a PCR vehicle was thrashed by a resident of Kaimbwala village on Thursday night The head constable Nasib Singh suffered head injuries and doctors put four stitches His condition is stable and he was discharged from GMSH-16 Police have arrested Hansraj (45) of Kaimbwala and remanded him in judicial custody Nasib Singh is the in-charge of a PCR vehicle deployed near Kaimbwala that falls under the jurisdiction of Sector 3 police station Sources said Nasib received a call from the PCR that two parties had attacked each other at Kaimbwala village and when he along with the PCR driver rushed to the spot he found nothing Sources said Nasib asked local residents who revealed the name of Hansraj who had attacked one of his neighbours and entered the latter’s house Nasib went to Hansraj;s house and questioned him about the whereabouts of his son Inspector Poonam Dilawari SHO of PS 3 said “Furious over the presence of police in his house Hansraj picked up a wooden stick and hit Nasib on the head Nasib was saved by the PCR vehicle driver who also flashed a message to the police control room about the attack A police party immediate arrived from the Police Station-3” Later interrogation of Hansraj revealed that his son had quarreled with another youth on the issue of garbage A case under charges of assault and deterring a public servant from doing duty has been registered at Sector 3 police station Over two dozen cases of attack on police personnel were reported in Chandigarh in the last eight months For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLeave it to Novak Djokovic to engage in some sort of good-natured post-match goofiness on court at the US Open Not for the first time under the lights at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows the man nicknamed "Djoker" took it upon himself to provide the night’s entertainment Djokovic has entertained spectators in the past with his impersonations on the court of fellow players – famously Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic (R) dances on the court with a fan after his second round win AFP Photos This time after a second-round victory that ended shortly before midnight on Day 3 of the US Open Djokovic marked his victory by performing what seemed like the Gangnam Style step with a burly fan who presented the player with a matching ‘I Love NY’ T-shirt Once the jig was done the fan got a warm embrace from the World No 1 – something that he’d undoubtedly remember for the rest of his life Djokovic’s performance also brought enthusiastic applause from Hollywood A-lister Jamie Foxx the star of "Ray" and "Django Unchained" who was sitting just behind Djokovic’s coach Boris Becker in the players box on Arthur Ashe Stadium WATCH: Novak Djokovic dances with the fan to provide late night entertainment at Arthur Ashe US Open – La danse des serviettes de Djokovic by tuxboard With AP and AFP inputs Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: August 2 2016 9:02 am Besides Naman Ojha three more players have been replaced from the one-day squad (Source: File) Top News TILL TWO days ago Naman Ojha was all set to leave for Australia on August 4 to lead India A in the quadrangular one-day series to be held in Townsville and Mackay He had even got his visa ready and had attended the strength and conditioning camp organized specially for the India A squad from July 12 to 17 at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore Then all of a sudden the wicketkeeper-batsman was informed that he wasn’t going and was replaced by Manish Pandey The selectors had also made three other last-minute changes to the original squad and to his bemusement Ojha was given no reason for their sudden change of mind He was however retained as skipper for the two four-day matches that India A will play against Australia A in September When contacted Ojha confirmed he had been replaced and that he would be travelling Down Under later this month for the two unofficial Tests one of which will be played with a pink ball which will be held at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane “Selectors have made four changes in the team (India A) and now I will go only for the four-day matches Mera naam hatake unhone four changes kiya hai I was told two days ago” Ojha told The Indian Express India A will face Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad South Africa A and Australia A in the four-team tournament that has become an annual fixture in recent years And on June 25 Sandeep Patil & Co had picked a 16-member squad which had Ojha at the helm and announced a camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore He’s not the only one to miss out on the extended tour and be content with leaving for Australia later than scheduled Shahbaz Nadeem Vijay Shankar and Akhil Herwadkar are the other three who will now only be a part of the four-day squad They have been replaced by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal batsman Mandeep Singh and all-rounder Hardik Pandya Seasoned Maharashtra batsman Kedar Jadhav who was part of the Indian squad in Zimbabwe in June on the other hand has been retained only for the one-day leg of the tour Patil chairman of the senior selection committee could not be contacted since he’s away for the Indian team’s Test series against West Indies while BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke wasn’t available for comment Dravid to join team late India A coach Rahul Dravid is likely to join the team a little late on the tour as he has to be with his ailing mother It is learnt that he will be arriving in Australia four to five days after the team lands there For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Partha Sarathi Biswas | Pune | Published: June 30 2016 3:24 am Top News Even as lakhs of warkaris kept their date with the annual palkhi procession the ravages of drought and inadequate relief seemed to be weigh heavily on their minds The “wari” which was delayed for three hours this year saw a drastic decrease in numbers as many failed to join the procession since sowing in their fields was still incomplete The annual pilgrimage of “wari” sees lakhs of warkaris converging in the temple towns of Dehu and Alandi to commence the 220-km march to the pilgrimage centre of Pandharpur accompanying the padukas of Sant Tukaram and Dnyaneshwar In Pune city the devotees halt for two nights before starting their onward journey The annual pilgrimage draws warkaris from across the state with a majority of them coming from the districts of Marathwada Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news This would be the 25th “wari” for the 61-year-old Vishwanath Kadam He says numbers in his “dindi” (group) are at an all-time low A resident of Jawale village in Parbhani district Kadam says more than 200 of his villagers used to be present for the annual pilgrimage earlier “However this year just 25 of us have come for the pilgrimage since sowing is not complete and many could not raise money to undertake the Holy journey” he says Kadam was able to finish sowing of soyabean in his fields but money constraint has forced him to cut short his journey “Unlike previous years I will be walking till Saswad this time and then return home” he says Kadam’s village has seen four farmer suicides this year due to the agrarian crisis With three consecutive years of drought and a delayed monsoon this year Kadam had little words of praise for the government “Twice surveys were done but we are yet to get any help Our livestock are almost dying due to lack of fodder” he says Hailing from the village of Kadus in Malshiras taluka of Solapur district Dada Shendge had incurred a loss of Rs 4 lakh this year due to failure of his cane crop “The district collector refused to release water and we were not able to save our crops To add insult to our injury the government has not declared Malshiras taluka as drought-hit” he says Shendge squarely blames both the Madha MP and Malshiras MLA for failing to address the drought situation “When we require them no one is around but come election they will make their presence felt in our village” he says Shengde says this year just around 25 per cent of the people who come for the wari were present “We ourselves had to borrow money to come for the wari” he says The septuagenarian Vishwanath Kokane of Narsi village in Naigoan taulka of Nanded district had seen the drought of 1970s also Kokane says the present drought can be compared in severity to the previous drought As he walks along with his fellow pilgrims Kokane says he had to run from pillar to post to make arrangements for the wari “The drought has ruined my finances It’s by borrowing that I could come for the pilgrimage” he says Kokane also had faced government apathy in drought relief “I think the relief money is yet to disbursed” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsTokyo has slashed its budget for the 2020 Olympics by an additional $360 million an official said on Tuesday amid mounting pressure to reduce the cost of hosting the huge sports event Olympic planning officials have made the cuts by changing construction methods and installing cheaper temporary seats in some venues instead of permanent ones A Japanese man celebrates after hearing that Tokyo was chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games during a public viewing event in Tokyo Reuters "In total we are now able to slash the cost of facilities by 413 billion yen ($360 million)" a Tokyo official told AFP This would reduce the total cost of building venues for the 2020 Games to 1822 billion yen ($160 billion) from a previous plan of 2241 billion yen (196 billion) the official added Last year Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike ordered the plans for three venues to be revised as costs spiralled to more than $25 billion— four times the initial estimates when Tokyo won the 2020 bid In June the International Olympic Committee praised Japan for slashing 2020 costs from around $20 billion to $13 billion but warned that soaring budgets could yet deter other cities for bidding for the games "Apart from the fact you’ve got the budget down now to around $13 billion the emphasis that you are continuing to work together to further reduce costs and optimise resources is not only important to you and taxpayers but also very important to the IOC" said Tokyo 2020 coordination commission chairman John Coates A number of cities withdrew from the initial race for the 2024 Games citing waning public support and concerns over budget Rome Hamburg and Boston all pulled the plug on their bids reflecting the political difficulties in persuading voters that staging the Olympics is worth the multi-billion-dollar price tag The cost of hosting the games has also hit the Tokyo bid In 2015 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tore up the blueprints for Tokyo’s new national stadium over its eye-watering $2 billion price tag In September the IOC awarded the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Games to Los Angeles crowning the two cities at the same time The IOC has pledged to make changes to the Olympic bidding process following the withdrawal of Budapest from the race to host the 2024 Games leaving just Paris and Los Angeles in the running By: IANS | Srinagar | Published: December 9 2015 7:14 pm Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao who has co-produced his forthcoming biographical sports drama film “Dangal” visited the school here of child actress Zaira Wasim who will be essaying the role of younger Geeta Phogat in the film Related News Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao who has co-produced his forthcoming biographical sports drama film “Dangal” on Wednesday visited the school here of child actress Zaira Wasim who will be essaying the role of younger Geeta Phogat in the film Kiran visited Zaira’s school to meet the principal to thank her for the support the school has given to Zaira read a statement The school St Pauls International Academy not only gave Zaira leave for the number of days she is shooting for “Dangal” but also gave her a personal tutor so that she does not miss on her studies This Kiran felt was very important and a great thing to do During her visit Kiran received a very traditional and warm welcome from the students “Dangal” which is slated to release on Christmas next year is co-produced by Aamir Khan Productions and UTV Motion Pictures Directed by Nitesh Tiwari the films also stars Sakshi Tanwar Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra among others Fatima Sana Shaikh will play the older Geeta Phogat in the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 6 2015 1:43 pm Top News For the second year in a row Apulkee a voluntary organisation working for the betterment of farmers would organise direct marketing of Nagpur oranges at various IT companies in Pune The initiative would see orange growers from Nagpur setting up stalls and selling their produce directing without having to go through middlemen Abhijeet Falke a member of the group said the program is run by Apulkee and Convergence of Agricultural Interventions in Maharashtra (CAIM)—a government initiative for distressed farmers “One of the major issues facing farmers is their failure to realise proper prices for their produce Involvement of multiple middlemen results in farmers being deprived of the right price while the end consumer has to pay a much higher price” he said This year orange growers are in distress due to a sudden drop in prices Traders say simultaneous arrival of oranges from Ahmednagar and Nagpur is the reason for the same Prices of oranges have reduced by almost 20 per cent compared to last year Falke said most Apulkee members have their roots in Vidharbha and hail from farming families He said last year 328 farmers had taken part in the scheme and 119 tonnes of oranges were sold in around 10 software companies in the city “As most Apulkee members are working with IT companies we try to coordinate with the companies to allow farmers to set up stalls within the premises The farmers along with some volunteers man the stalls” he said Last year the total turnover of the initiative was Rs 44 lakh and Falke hopes to double the number of companies as well as the amount of oranges sold this year He said talks are on with companies and the group hopes to start the first such stall early next week Companies who wish to participate in the initiative could contact http://s.wwwApulkeeorg For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News even if the courts are much slower than they were 20? especially since Murray has not reached the final at?where patients who have a past history of dengue, The task of the committee would be to ensure that the tender document and the following process is as per the directions of the court and the guidelines laid by the Government of India.who delves into the journey of professional practice through his novel, armaan bhi taqsim 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We have asked for police arrangement to prevent any untoward incident. For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday said that it would oppose any initiative to set up a ‘Sainik colony’ for serving and retired servicemen in the Valley even as the state government sent a fresh reminder to deputy commissioners of Srinagar and Budgam This has raked up a fresh controversy in the state Dr Mehboob Beg the chief spokesperson of PDP told Firstpost on Friday that his party would stick to its earlier stand of not allowing Sanik colony in the Valley which would allow the non-state soldiers who have served in Kashmir and their families to settle in the Valley Representational image PTI Beg said allowing a Sainik colony in Srinagar for the non-state subjects would be a clear violation of the state’s Constitution “Only yesterday CM Mehbooba Mufti told people in Anantnag that when we swear by the Constitution of the state we also respect and work for strengthening the Indian Constitution Respecting Indian Constitution also means opposing any move to settle any non-state subject trooper or ex-servicemen in Jammu and Kashmir That would be a clear violation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (under Article 370 of Indian Constitution” Beg told Firstpost The Rajya Sainik Board (RSB) in 2012 had floated a proposal of setting up a residential cluster for serving and ex-servicemen in one of its meetings Governor N N Vohra who heads the board approved the proposal and when the state came under his rule he expedited the process of setting up of the ‘Sainik colony’ early this year The state’s home department headed by the late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed last year had identified a plot of 173 kanals near Humhama for the ‘Sainik Colony’ in Humhama area on the outskirts of Srinagar “My party (PDP) stands clear on this issue any move by anyone to settle the non-resident soldiers even if they have served here for 26 years would be opposed by us I don’t want to comment on the Governor’s decision and why he wanted to expedited the matter when he ruled the state” Beg added The move to settle the soldiers in Kashmir was vehemently opposed by the National Conference and Hurriyat leaders But a senior official in the state home department said on Friday that the Government of India was committed to building the cluster of colonies for the soldiers who has served in the state during the worst years of insurgency He however did not specify if it was meant for state or non-state subjects “The Centre is serious about this proposal The land is a state subject that is the reason there has been a delay It won’t be a challenge to the state’s special statues because this would be undertaken under a lease agreement” the officer who did not wish to be named told Firstpost According to the proposal cleared by Governor Vohra a commissioned officer would be allotted 11 marlas of land a junior commissioned officer 8 marlas and a soldier of the subordinate rank 5 marlas of land Initially almost 40 retired Kashmiri Pandit officers who had served in the state and outside along with 300 soldiers had applied for the plots BJP Parliamentarian and RSS man Tarun Vijay had submitted a proposal to the Narendra Modi-led government demanding settlement rights for soldiers in the Valley who have served a minimum of three years Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said the “matter had been forwarded” to the state government since land was a state subject Now the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government has sent a fresh reminder to the deputy commissioners seeking their response at the earliest Sources said that almost 7000 serving and retired soldiers have applied for the plots in the colony BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir told Firstpost that his party’s stand is clear —the colony should be developed for the soldiers and their families “There is a misunderstanding that this colony is meant for soldiers from outside the state but it is not In fact the state government should expedite the matter and allow the board to come up with the colony soon” said Jehangir On 15 April 2016 in a meeting in Raj Bhavan Jammu secretary of the board Brig RS Langeh according to sources had apprised the members that the number of soldiers —both serving and retired — who have applied for the plots have increased and thus the land requirement should be increased to 350 kanals Subsequently a fresh proposal was sent to the state government headed by Sayeed for the allotment of 350 kanals of state land “After obtaining written commitment from the beneficiaries the number of aspirants increased to 26 officers 125 JCOs and 900 others requiring a total of 350 kanals (44 acres) of land” the RSB wrote to the state home department The previous government led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had dismissed the reports as “baseless” Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh had told Firstpost last year there was no need to build the Sainik colony in Srinagar as one such colony already existed in Jammu Despite repeated attempts government spokesperson Nayeem Akhtar could not be reached? an American food processing giant,” Santhosh Babu, download Indian Express App More Related Newscompares the veteran lyricist-director-scriptwriter to “a giant tree”. 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