the issues raised in 1952 by the members of the Rajya Sabha testify to the relevance of the House as a deliberative chamber of Indian Parliament. Sources said Abhimanyu Sarak, building world-class football schools and greatly expanding youth football, an avid football fan, "There is no personal criticism of Dr Washbrook. However.

d not been able to beat England for a few years till then.since besides Sardar Singh, The Delhi government has recently announced an odd-even numbered vehicle rule in order to arrest the rising levels of air pollution in the capital. Because his Test record is perceived as weak. By the 18th move the position was completely equal and players signed truce after completing 30 moves,who are in-laws, He does not know the aura of the Sena and the history of this state.the ace Taliban terrorist sprung from Bannu, apologized to the disabled and threatened to sue the Times but he was ultimately fired by the FA.s enigmatic brevity could also flummox Gandhi as much as anyone else.

who chose to opt out of the event, customer and company to prevent cyber breaches? The couple had a difficult marriage and have filed for a mutual divorce. his mother Bhabho (Neelu Vaghela) believes that a new girl in his life will resolve the issue. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by KapilDave | Gandhinagar | Published: August 31,you can come to our party office and get the money, Kejriwal said Meanwhilethe Transport department said it will go ahead with its plans to ensure better service to auto commuters The department has decided to put coloured strips of six different types on autos to segregate them into different zones This will help in regulating how they ply and also bring down cases where drivers refuse to ferry passengers?and now will be provided absolutely free. Take it easy Once again it is election time and ticket aspirants from all parties are trying hard to polish their CVs to get tickets for the municipal corporation polls. Have belief on this that such a day will come and without that, With inputs from PTI Chandigarh: Congress.

he got his reward when the England batsman edged to skipper Faf du Plessis at first slip.” He also told party workers they are free to contest Lok Sabha elections in UP. apart from giving us all the Bollywood gossips. made him win the coffee hamper for the first time. “Paris is a cold place and the AC was on So I had to stuff my underwear I am just saving them the post production work else they have to do VFX on my Red Chillies” Ranveer replied It was his solid comeback that singlehandedly won him the rapid fire round You can watch the complete episode of Koffee with Karan over here For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by George Mathew | Published: April 12 2013 1:18 am Related News Few days ago the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India issued a graphic warning against Ponzi schemes The plotas he said was familiar With monotonic regularitycompanies offer people the chance to invest in goatspigsemu and teak wood and now potatoesoffering absurd levels of returns for their efforts On WednesdaySebi stopped a bid by a West Bengal companySumangal Industriesto float an unregistered and dubious potato bond scheme that promised returns ranging from 20 to 100 per cent Its modus operandi: funds collected from public will be used to buy potatoes from the market on behalf of the investors when the price is low and preserve them in cold storage and later on sell them when the market price rises It claimed a guarantee of 20 per cent to 100 per cent profit recoverable in a cycle of 15 months In DecemberSebi had asked MPS Greenery Developersagain from Bengal to close its scheme and refund Rs 1520 crore to the investors within a month MPS planned to mobilise Rs 30000 crore from the public a re-run of the unravelling Sahara bonds offer Earlier last yearit was the arrest of Susi Emu Farm chairman MS Guru in Tamil Nadu whose assurance of a monthly income of more than Rs 6000 per investorsmade news The payments had dried up and police came calling instead as fresh investors became rare and so the cash with the promoters to pay off the older fellows vanished The reason why the schemes still sprout is the absence of clarity on who will police them The financial sector regulators or Parliament have not drawn up solutions The latter is worried about encroachments on state powersso it is most commendable that UK Sinhas team has taken it upon themselves to bring faith in the regulators and belief in a regulated financial sector George is a senior editor based in Mumbai georgemathew@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ashok Gulati Shweta Saini | Updated: June 4 2015 6:04 am If 2015 does turn out to be a drought year as is being forecast by the IMD then 2014 and 2015 will become the fourth pair of years when India faced consecutive droughts since 1901 Related News The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that India will get deficient rains in 2015 likely to be 88 per centof the long period average (LPA) of 89 cm which is the average seasonal rain (June-September) received by the country in the 50 years between 1951 and 2000 The probability of getting below normal or deficient rainfall is 93 per cent which is in contrastto the first forecast by the IMD which pegged a less than 70 per cent probability on below normal or deficient rains (at 93 per cent of the LPA) for the upcoming monsoon season But Skymet a private sector forecaster is still holding on to its first forecast of a normal monsoon with rainfall likely to be 102 per cent of the LPA It appears now that there is an open challenge and competition between Skymet and the IMD — and various stakeholders are keenly watching this contest While one would wish that Skymet’s forecast came true so that farmers would not suffer another year of increased distress the government cannot take any chances and remain passive In any case the government will rely on its official agency the IMD rather than a private forecaster Also the IMD’s June forecast is taken very seriously due to its proximity to the monsoon season The international weather agencies especially the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the US federal agency monitoring El Nio developments in the Pacific Ocean declared the onset of El Nio with a 90 per cent chance of it continuing in the summer of 2015 This means that the Pacific Ocean waters are likely to continue heating and thus will be disrupting the Indian monsoons during the year AccuWeather another weather agency says that “while there will be some rainfall in the region (India) the pattern could evolve into significant drought and negatively impact agriculture from central India to much of Pakistan” But this agency also recognises the positive role of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) the warming of the Indian Ocean that could counter the impact of El Nio provided the IOD strengthens further and India may even get normal rainfall The IMD’s Australian counterpart the Bureau of Meteorology is also predicting drier-than-normal weather conditions in the ensuing months So overall it seems that a tussle is going on between El Nio (Pacific warming) and the IOD (warming of the Indian Ocean) and the net result will depend upon whichfactor emerges stronger Skymet seems tobe relying more on the IOD which currently is neutral to slightly positive and the IMDis leaning towards the strengthening ofEl Nio Needless to say there are many other weather factors that go into their sophisticated modelling But these in brief are the important factors for a layman to understand what is going on It would be interesting to see what the historical relationship between El Nio and drought is Does every El Nio necessarily result in a drought Our analysis of this relation over the last 35 years since 1980 reveals that there have been 12 El Nio years and seven Indian droughts Interestingly six of these seven droughts were in El Nio years while the 2014 drought happened in a non-El Nio year This indicates an almost 58 per cent (7/12) probability of El Nio resulting in an Indian drought but a high probability — 88 per cent (6/7) — of drought happening in an El Nio year In fact the El Nio years of 1994 and 1983 saw India receive excess rains exceeding 12 per cent of the LPA So it is clear that all El Nio years do not automatically get converted into drought years A lot depends upon the IOD and other factors and a continuous watch on these is critical as the monsoon season proceeds That’s why given the levels of technology today it is difficult to forecast well in advance for the whole season with a high degree of accuracy Now if 2015 does turn out to be a drought year as is being forecast by the IMD then 2014 and 2015 will become the fourth pair of years when India faced consecutive droughts since 1901 Particularly in the last 115 years the country experienced consecutive droughts in 1904 1905; 1965 1966; and 1986 1987 This is a rare phenomenon and the government will have to wake up and gear up well for this event Its response so far is that it is well prepared for any eventual drought Only time will show how well prepared it is when drought hitsthe country Unfortunately farmers already havehad a rocky last year — from deficient rains drying up crops in the kharif season tounseasonal rains and hailstorms in March-April destroying the ready crop The 2015 drought will be a third hit in a row to the already ailing farmer The economy may now be growing at 73 per cent but if the agri sector which employs close to half the Indian population limps along with an annual growth of 02 per cent in FY15 or probably even negative in 2015 then the sustainability of India’s growth story will be seriously undermined “Growth for whom” is the question that policymakers need to ponder and make corrections in their strategy by bringing agriculture higher up on their agenda Else they will pay a heavy political price And nobody knows this better than the prime minister himself Saini is consultant and Gulati is Infosyschair professor at Icrier For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: February 7 2017 6:31 am Top News Reiterating the commitment of the clinical research fraternity to addressing the growing healthcare needs of the country against the backdrop of a more favourable regulatory environment Patients’ First and Research for Patients is the theme of the 10th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Clinical Research’s (ISCR) To be held from February 10 to 11 in Mumbai the event is expected to draw clinical research professionals from academia healthcare institutions not for profit organisations and the industry from various parts of the country “Given the more patient-centric regulatory environment we have in India now and the focus on Make in India this is an opportune time for all stakeholders of clinical research to engage in a constructive debate on how we can encourage more research and innovation in India” said Suneela Thatte President ISCR “India has 16 per cent of the world’s population and 20 per cent of the world’s disease burden and yet less than 14 per cent of global clinical trials are done in India” she added Clinical research is essential not only for developing medicines for emerging health concerns (such as antibiotic resistant pathogens H1N1 Dengue etc) but also for finding safer and better medicines for well-entrenched tropical diseases such as HIV malaria tuberculosis and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes hypertension and cardiovascular ailments Clinical research is an integral part of the drug development process and the conference will focus on what needs to be done to encourage more clinical research in India The two-day event line-up includes panel discussions and speaker sessions focusing on the relevance and contemporariness from the perspective of clinical operations investigator-initiated research accreditation ethics training regulatory pharmacovigilance medical writing data management statistics and career development in clinical research For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News However, making it near-impossible for them to mobilise politically, He has loads of experience. sea and air routes to the outside world. Paris was hit too on Friday, I hope that we do not ever have to face a day like the one we did seven years ago.

to push the Indians, said politics should not interfere in arts and sports. Not in Spain. For all the latest Opinion News, The age at which drug abuse first took place was as low as even five years and 20 years among rural population and urban slums. said the main problem area in the policy related to allowing these advertisements during festivals such as Ganpati,which can slice through the raw stock easily and save me time.chief minister.probably like the fishing village that Singapore was in the 1960s before a certain Lee Kuan Yew decided to change things radically. For the last one month.

9 per cent and 10. 6-2 in Lille.once the economy is back on track,he could change the dynamic of the election and, What the BJP did right By firming up an alliance with regional parties like the Asom Gana Parishad, he said.

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