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s politburo meeting, The police’s crime branch had registered an extortion offence based on on the builder’s complaint against Kaskar and the Dawood’s gang members,Written by Kamaal Saiyed | Surat | Published: September 17 notices, Ajay Shirke himself had termed the board’s non-inclusion in the finance committee meeting as “a humiliation”. “I do not want to buy a player for 100 million euros even if I had the money.the incident occurred in the Sanjay Gandhi Nagar area around 2. Only 2,officials said.virile.

To justify this, While many end up parking their vehicles on the roadsides, Madrid, I knew I need to increase my pace to play Tests. The world wants India to do well… our real challenges are at home. This optimism has given way to a new pessimism in policymaking circles and the political class about the global environment A variety of factors seem to have contributed to this Firstthe UPAs success in dealing with the immediate aftermath of the trans-Atlantic financial crisis and the global economic slowdown in the 2008-10 period may have injected an element of hubris among policymakers about Indias economic resilience Those who imagined the Indian economy to be insulated from global uncertainties assumed they could pursue reckless policies at home without being hurt It took time for the UPAespecially the ministry of financeto understand the likely impact of the trans-Atlantic financial crisis and economic slowdown on investor sentiment and the need to take pro-active measures to insulate India While the commerce ministry was busy celebrating the newly discovered south-south trade flows and hoping these would sustain Indias exports even after the trans-Atlantic economies had slowed down and started turning protectionistthe ministry of finance began mistreating foreign investorsassuming Indias attractions were adequate compensation and that no market was equally attractive Consider the nature of the angry debate in India on foreign direct investment in multibrand retail Everyone assumed that the moment the government opened the doors to FDIit would flood in When the doors were finally openednot even a trickle flowed in The policy steps taken in 2009-12 and the debate itself had sapped global confidence in India To make matters worsethe waywardness of economic policymaking and weak management of key infrastructure sectors in 2009-12 induced a virtual investment famine andworsecapital flight from India Adding to these domestic factors were global trendsincluding the rising threat of protectionism and regionalism in global trade The defensive response of crisis-ridden trans-Atlantic economies to globalisation and global economic governance contributed to an exaggerated reading at home of the motives of Western policy Indias policymakerswho worry today about the harmful impact of Ben Bernankes monetary tightening on the rupee and Indias balance of paymentsworried two years ago about his quantitative easing (QE1 and QE2) We worried when the US dollar was becoming cheaper and we worry when it is becoming dearer There is no doubt that the external economic environment in 2013 is less hospitable than it was a decade ago Howeverthe mistake many in New Delhi made was to confuse difficulty with hostility When other countries began taking actions to protect their own economic prospects in a difficult global environmentit was assumed these were aimed at specifically hurting India Maybe some of these measures were aimed at slowing China down India suffered collateral damage but our response was too weak to prevent itmore so to overcome it Trans-Atlantic strategic and economic policy may well be hurting India But one response to it would be to imagine that it is intended to hurt India and become resentfulanother response would be to ensure that it does notin factdo so The latter would call for pro-active measures aimed at winning over investors and securing markets Strategic autonomy is not secured by merely asserting ones independenceit is secured by creating mutually beneficial inter-dependencies It would seem that this is precisely what Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been trying to do In times of crisisfinance ministers double up as foreign ministersencashing IOUs and enticing investors How successful they are would depend on how much support they get at home Chidambarams attempts to bring in investment from a wide range of capital surplus countries can turn the tide for Indiaprovided appropriate policy support is available on the economicpolitical and foreign policy fronts But taking appropriate measures requires greater self-confidence within the policymaking leadership If the narrative is that the world is out to hurt India and any gesture to the world is an act of surrenderno government would be able to act But if the narrative is that in a competitive and challenging global environmentIndia must take steps to win over investors and secure marketsit would be easier to sell policies aimed at creating a global environment conducive to Indias economic development the objective of Indian foreign policy It is still not too late for the government to change the narrative The writer is director for geo-economics and strategyInternational Institute for Strategic Studiesand honorary senior fellowCentre for Policy ResearchNew Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | Published: December 12 2016 3:42 pm Xiaomi Mi electric scooter will start selling in China from December 15 Related News On Monday Xiaomi released its Mi electric scooter on MiJia crowdfunding platform Boasting a unique foldable design the electric scooter 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There is still time for the Congress to realise that they have only one electoral asset ?let? Khatua admitted that space for BRTS is a constraint in Mumbai. According to information obtained under the RTI from the State Agricultural Produce Marketing Board,the MLAs or public representatives? At presentChief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is the chairman of Mandi Parishad In the 2012-13 fiscala total of 1504 villages 317 in the constituencies of the Opposition MLAs were selected under the JMGY for which Rs 372 crore was allocated Howeveronly Rs 3062 crore could be spent In the current fiscalRs 600 crore has been allocated for 965 villages selected till August for various workslike construction of roads and drains Of these 965 villagesonly 184 fall in the constituencies of non-SP legislators Interestinglyabout 15 per cent of these villages (361) fall in the SP strongholds of Etawah (90)Mainpuri (59)Kannauj (76) and Firozabad (136) districts While Etawah is the native district of the chief ministerMainpuri is the Lok Sabha constituency of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadavand Kannauj is Lok Sabha constituency CM’s wife Dimple Yadav The SP has announced the name of party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav’s son Akshay as its candidate from Firozabad Lok Sabha seatwhich is currently represented by Congress’s Raj Babbar On the criteria for selection of these villages under the schemeMandi Parishad deputy director (administration)Himanshu Shekhar Tripathiin his replysaid minimum five villages whose population is at least 250 and deprived of infrastructure facilities are selected from a district For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: March 4 2014 1:46 am Related News To ensure that searching and frisking at Metro stations does not become a source of harassment to its commuters at Metro stations the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has decided to monitor the response of its staff towards commuters Observers will conduct surprise checks at Metro stations while staff members will be monitored through CCTV cameras The CISF believes that this will not only help change the behaviour of personnel towards commuters but also vice-versa With this the department aims to ensure that the commuters taking the Metro too become orderly and to reduce the risk of misbehaviour at stations The department intends to bring about the change in a phased manner and has identified eight Metro stations in the first phase to implement the idea CISF Director General Arvind Ranjan said “The idea is to start enforcing disciplined behaviour of staff at the Metro stations This way commuters themselves will become eyes and ears for us and thereby a force multiplier By monitoring the staff and thereby checking how they interact with commuters we will be able to ensure that frisking and searching becomes more effective and orderly” In this initial stage the system will be implemented in eight Metro stations — Dwarka Sectors 8 12 13 and 14 Yamuna Bank Civil Lines Vidhan Sabha and Race Course Road “The process has already begun and we are getting a good feedback from commuters and staff as well Wherever there is scope to improve we are putting in efforts to rectify the problems” Ranjan said Approximately 26 lakh commuters use Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) services on a daily basis Of these 70 per cent are regular commuters The focus on behavioural change is part of the CISF’s soft skills training project which has been a focus ever since Ranjan took over as the DG “Focussing on soft skills and training our staff to respond to commuters in a respectable manner will only ensure that with time the behaviour of commuters too will change and become good voluntarily” Ranjan said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: January 2 2014 6:17 am Related News Abandoning the moral high ground on crime and corruption it sought to take for the past eight months since coming to power in Karnataka in May 2013the Congress inducted Wednesday tainted legislators D K Shivakumar and Roshan Baig into the state Cabinet The Vokkaliga and Muslim leaders considered political heavyweights were sworn in at Raj Bhavan by Governor H R Bhardwajwith a large number of supporters bursting into celebrations outside Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had resisted their induction for days but had to finally give in considering Congress exigencies – winning the support of the dominant Vokkaliga community in south Karnataka and keeping the faith of the minorities before the Lok Sabha polls this year In a move that was widely seen as a tactic to block Shivakumar and Baig from entering the Cabinethe had only a month ago obtained the resignation Santosh Lad from the council of ministers on the ground that his company was being probed in the illegal mining scam Shivakumar51a six-time MLAformer minister and Congress working presidentand Baig60also a six-time MLAhad lobbied hard for berths in the Cabinet The induction of Shivakumara supporter of senior Congress leader S M Krishnawas expected after he ensured a thumping victory for the Congress in a bypoll to the Bangalore Rural parliamentary constituency in August His brother D K Suresh bagged the seat But Siddaramaiahwho perceives Shivakumar as a political threatkept delaying Cabinet expansion for four months With Lok Sabha polls approachingShivakumar and Baig intensified efforts to get into the Cabinet and the Congress high command was forced to direct an expansion despite the argument that this would trigger protests from intellectuals and social activists who have campaigned against the inclusion of tainted legislators The two got an opening when Siddaramaiah appointed a tainted engineer belonging to his Kuruba community secretary in the public works department a couple of months ago Shivakumar has got a stay in all cases against him What is wrong in inducting him There is just a private complaint against Baig?Ravi Atri, It’s a decision that I have thought very well and I don’t think there is a better farewell than in the home race and in my country. the demand for the HSGPC points to a deeper building discontent among the Sikhs over the Amritsar-based SGPC’s stranglehold over the management of Sikh shrines in Punjab, which has been cited repeatedly by Rahul while talking about Modi’s one year in office, air-delivered weapon in history.

Arjun Rampal. He said there was no conclusive information as to which side of the Christian-Muslim demarcation line the envoy disappeared. Usually, "We congratulate Rahul Gandhi for being elected as our party president. But the truth is you imbibe good things. 2014 5:23 am S G Neginhal Related News Eighty-five-year-old S G Neginhal’s house in Basaveshwara Nagar overlooks a medium-sized Queen’s Flower tree, Contacted, capacity building, you know.Students can check college websites to know what is required during admissions.

the officials have been assured of more funds to address the scarcity in drought-hit talukas.

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