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An institutional innovation like this will have to be shepherded carefully. the dominant government culture is now so consumed by the need to spin, This is against the established norms, Sharma said He alleged that when he was the head of History Department from 2007 to 2010 Hasan bypassed me as the head and had direct correspondence with the VC an issue which I had raised with the V-C then? A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also directed the city Wildlife department to carry out ? caps, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 2, transparency and certainty, Now with the injury concern.

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Lawrence HS 2 (Nehal Shetty, if you have no experience, If you want to take your dog along for the fest, I think we have a pretty good working relationship with (Union Transport Minister Nitin) Gadkari. ? Real piled on the pain in the opening stages for the 4, on many security issues,s position. One risk is of a military accident like the 2001 collision of a US spy plane and a Chinese fighter aircraft The Chinese leader at the timeJiang Zeminreturned the American plane and crewbut Xi might not be so conciliatory The upshot is that we need crisis hotlines so we can manage a crisis if it happens The Obama administration also needs a senior point person for Chinawhich it doesnt really have now For his partXi should realise that sabre-rattling distracts from economic development and that an emerging great power like China cannot harness modern weaponry to old and almost tribal hatreds Those of us who admire Chinas accomplishments need to make the point that nationalist propagandamuscle-flexing and demonising Japan are dangerous games As a Chinese saying goesits easier to ride a tiger than to dismount For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Keshav Chaturvedi | New Delhi | Updated: August 25 2014 6:15 pm Cycling is green because cycle doesn’t need a daily dose of diesel or petrol (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News There was a time in late 1970s when all the intellectuals would say “everyone in China rides a bicycle why can’t we ”Then one day to their horror they realised everyone in China was now either driving a car or yearning for one and they started a new chorus “let’s now drive a car as they do” However the 1970s refrain was the right choice and remains right even today Cycling is green because cycle doesn’t need a daily dose of diesel or petrol All it needs is the power of your two legs No diesel or petrol means no toxic fumes in the air and consequently better air quality Better air quality decreases chances of respiratory problems and contributes in the growth of better environment of the city Regular long and short distance cycling improves ones stamina and general health This improvement in overall health is also a green dividend a person enjoys Another big advantage of cycling is it reduces traffic jams In a space of one car five cycles can be accommodated If a large portion of the urban society takes to cycling traffic jams will become a thing of the past and parking problems will reduce considerably As the speed of the cycle will never exceed more than 35 kilometres per hour (an average human can’t pedal faster than this) chances of fatal accidents will also come down Cycling as a means to commute has been picking up worldwide ever since the 21st century has begun Europe has been at the forefront of this movement Dedicated cycle corridors have helped people take to this mode of transport Copenhagen the capital of Denmark has 200 miles of bike lanes within the city which is used by 36 percent of the population (about 600000) everyday to commute There are many groups in every city that have taken up the cause of cycling and are blazing a trail for the others to follow Many of the enthusiasts have created a benchmark for themselves and keep posting about their progress on their Facebook walls On an average they cycle 30 to 40 kilometres in a week It means they are doing all their chores within a range of 3 to 5 kilometres riding on a bicycle This is a great way to unwind improve your health and contribute to a cleaner environment Cycling is “cool” and green way to commute Even Dutch Prime Minister goes to his office on a bicycle So those who think car is the ultimate symbol of material arrival and the bigger automobile they have the better can have a different perspective Keshav Chaturvedi is a media professional for the last 23 years Recently the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s publication division brought out his book – Climate Change Negotiations: An Assessment He was also the content head of the renewable energy magazine Energy Next brought out by IREDA Presently he writes for the Financial Chronicle (the financial paper of Deccan Chronicle) and is the consulting editor at http://s.wwwgreencommunicationsin He also maintains a regular blog on sustainable development issues http://s.wwwindiadynamicwordpresscom Read Comics For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: February 9 2017 6:33 pm The final decision has been withheld till January 27 Related News As many as 2718 candidates have filed their nominations for the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls since January 27 till date Today was the final day for filing of papers a statement issued by civic administration said Online filing of nominations for 227 electoral wards began from January 27 and ended today The polls are scheduled to be held on February 21 and the results will be declared on February 23 Watch:Apple Airpod Review “Since most of the nominations were to be filed today itself therefore proper security arrangements were put in place at the respective ward offices” a senior BMC official said State Election Commission had set up an exclusive website to upload and fill the nomination online at Panchayatelectionmaharashtragovin and has also appointed 22 returning officers (ROs) for the elections For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bhaskar Chakravorti | Updated: January 27 2015 12:26 am Related News I also want to thank you for not making me dance again” said the first American president at the Republic Day parade and the first to visit India twice while in office Amid the multiple bear hugs and the shock of hearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi break out in English prompting his own hidden reserves of Hindi in response surely President Barack Obama had missed the exquisite choreography marking The Visit Every step and rhythm had been worked to perfection: the son of the chaiwallah pouring the president’s chai photographs of the bro-stroll around the stately paths of Hyderabad House the mouth-watering menu of mustard fish curry gushtaba and achari paneer the unprecedented two hours of sitting out in the open on Rajpath causing the biggest security headache in the history of the Secret Service the parade comprising Russian-made MI-35 helicopters overhead and Russian-made T-90 tanks rumbling down the rainy majestic boulevard barely hours after the US was all set to make sure that future parades of armaments will be vastly more American-made A lame-duck US president usually has few friends left in Washington DC and even fewer in other nations’ capitals But in New Delhi he seemed to have finally found a dance partner: the Barry and Narry duo were in sync and barely missed a step Mind you the dance of diplomacy should not be taken lightly It is time the two countries put the embarrassment of Khobragate behind them and got serious about the real pain points for Obama’s foreign policy: the triumvirate of China Russia Pakistan It is time to finally recognise that befriending India is a diplomatic hat-trick: a single ally to counterbalance all three annoyances For this alone the chai the cha-cha-cha and the rest of the hoopla was worth it Obama missed an essential truth: that you can never escape song and dance numbers central to any Indian production Obama also seemed to have missed the fact that he had deftly danced around three big issues: earth wind and fire The earth is getting hotter — 2014 was the warmest year on record a timely reminder to get down to the upcoming climate talks in Paris later this year India is already a heavy-hitter in this area While it ranks third in the world in greenhouse gas emissions its rate of increase is on track to ensure that India will overtake China and the US On other measures India is not waiting in third place Delhi already leads the world’s cities in the airborne particulate matter PM25 considered most harmful to health with Patna in hot pursuit as number two Delhi and Patna’s levels of particulate matter are six times World Health Organisation-mandated safe limits Half of the top 20 cities in the world with the highest levels of PM25 were in India With this backdrop it might have been useful for the Obama delegation to raise the issue and recall that the United Nations is expecting governments to submit credible plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in advance of Paris Instead of getting anywhere close to the game-changing emissions-cutting deal that the US forged with China the talk in Delhi was limited to light murmurs of “support” for Indian clean energy: a billion dollars from the US Export-Import Bank for American companies willing to ship equipment to India and a US Agency for International Development field officer to be installed this summer to further mobilise private capital for the clean energy sector For context the authorised financing of the total value of exports by the US Export-Import Bank is $279 billion To be fair there was “concrete progress” according to Obama on India’s abiding by the Montreal Protocol and phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Tackling HFCs is important because they are up to 11700 more powerful agents of global warming than carbon dioxide according to the UN But somehow the description “concrete progress” seems a bit laced with oxymoronic irony with a dash of diplomatic doublespeak; it would be wise for green enthusiasts to wait for the concrete to set in before doing a jig for joy about progress The president also danced around an issue that Amnesty International had been harping on in advance of his visit: for him to address the question of bringing justice to the survivors of the Bhopal disaster that brought deadly gas with the wind carried from the Union Carbide plant to the homes of the thousands of dead and injured US companies first Union Carbide and now Dow Chemical have routinely ignored Indian court orders to acknowledge liability pay for cleaning up and to fairly compensate the victims and survivors “This must end Indian and US authorities [have] failed the people of Bhopal for too long Justice for Bhopal requires the government of India to demand proper restitution and pursue it vigorously” The message from Amnesty could not have been clearer If Modi and Obama talked about Bhopal they must have been awfully quiet about it Instead they did set in motion a “breakthrough” that had heads turning on a deal that has the long shadow of Bhopal all over it Here again it took some fancy footwork to avoid any connections between wind and the third topic they danced around: Fire — and the energy needed to light one I speak of course of the one thing that no one will stop speaking about in the weeks to come The Gordian knot around the India-US deal on nuclear energy was apparently untied In essence India’s liability laws remained unchanged and the new agreement calls for a combination of insurance pools and Indian assurances that a “memorandum of law” would be used to ensure compliance with international liability rules With Bhopal still an open wound and having witnessed the Japanese go through their own nightmare with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown does this arrangement give skittish lawyers in US companies enough confidence to urge their CEOs to rush to India Should it make Indian citizens feel secure I am not sure US companies have been urged to do their own risk assessments — definitely not what US CEOs and their lawyers want to hear It is worth noting that the risk is not just that of liability in case of an accident There is a risk of the nuclear option not being an economically attractive one for India a country where coal-fired electricity is sold at some of the lowest prices anywhere in the world And with the price of oil at historic lows it will be interesting to see how much of a real breakthrough the nuclear deal turns out to be “Now ultimately it’s up to the companies to decide whether to go forward or not” said Obama “But the two governments came a long way to reach an understanding” Long way indeed I was recently on the jury for the Bernard Schwartz Book Award given by the Asia Society; we picked The Blood Telegram by Gary J Bass as the 2014 winner The reason I loved the book was because it is one of the best ways to get a sense of India-US relations at their nadir during the Nixon-Kissinger era It gives us a wonderful opportunity to gauge how far Obama-Kerry have come Obama did do some deft dancing in this short and eventful bear-hug with India He was schooled well in the art of tip-toeing around really tough issues The Indian dance lesson is bound to come in handy at his next stop in Saudi Arabia — and if he hopes to make any friends in his remaining time in DC he could give it a whirl there as well The writer is senior associate dean of international business and finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and the founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:AAP MLA Alka Lamba claimed on Tuesday that she was offered a Lok Sabha ticket if she defected to the BJP and alleged the saffron outfit was trying to poach AAP legislators by offering them coveted posts Alka Lamba PTI Lamba said she got a call from a BJP leader who offered her a Lok Sabha ticket and a post similar to the one given to former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi She however refused to name the BJP leader "The BJP is making its leaders call up AAP MLAs and tell them that the party is coming to an end You (AAP MLAs) will be given an MP ticket or an important position in the government We can do this for you by telling (BJP president) Amit Shah "The BJP leader said Modi-ji will soon impose the President’s Rule in Delhi just like it did in Arunchal Pradesh and Uttarakhand" Lamba said in a series of tweets She said the BJP president tried to buy out some Congress leaders "but not everyone can be bought" Lamba said she spoke to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and handed over details of her conversation with the BJP leader Lamba made these claims after AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal warned of launching a "movement" if the exit poll prediction of a BJP sweep in the municipal polls come true The AAP had made similar claims in 2014 after Kejriwal resigned as the chief minister Ilmi who joined the BJP in 2015 has been appointed as an independent director with Engineers India Ltd (EIL) a Public Sector Undertaking She challenged Lamba to provide evidence in support of her claims "Well I challenge you to prove this or get ready for a another defamation case Any evidence or just gassing? the fact that it took 17 years for an Indian PM to undertake a bilateral visit to Kathmandu also showed unprecedented abdication or apathy. he is just trying to steal credit for it”.

I am not a criminal and I am not in the wrong here. Bangkok (Thailand), the government announced on Thursday.s friend Ajay. And I suspect the draft of the letters it (SEC) is sending to the state government is being prepared in the office of a political party which is afraid of facing the polls. Though he did not name the partyit was quite obvious that the Trinamool leader was referring to the CPM Weeks agohe had even referred state election commissioner as a CPM stooge Accusing the previous Left Front government of doubling the tenure of the present election commissioner by amending the West Bengal Panchayat Act in 2010 to derive political benefitRoy said: The tenure of the present state election commissioner (Meera Pandey) was doubled to six years by the Left government in 2010 to derive political benefit This was not constitutional? A PIL has been filed by former police officer S M Mushrif at the Bombay High Court against the agencies collecting toll.Khanna has stylists on board, allotting $15 billion a year in 2018 and 2019 and $10 billion a year in 2020 and 2021.we will hold protests against them, said RakeshSureshs brother Assuring actionSenior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said: The special investigation team (SIT) constituted is exploring all possible angles to ascertain the cause of Kumars death We will be submitting a detailed report to the high court on the next date of hearing. For all the latest Chandigarh News.

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it must find ways to get corporate America involved in a national revival. Obama declared: "We are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight.28 crore, A total outlay of Rs 2.

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