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continued to have serious differences on a relatively simple issue i. (Source: Express Archive) Related News The Centre on Tuesday released an immediate assistance of Rs 63.88 crore for Himachal Pradesh as relief for losses during the monsoon and ongoing unseasonal rains resulting in widespread crop and property losses.The state had earlier received an assistance of Rs 180 crore A central team headed by Union Health Minister J P Nadda and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh which reached Shimla and held a meeting with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and other high-level officials to assess the losses in the state assured that Himachal Pradesh will get special attention keeping in view the hill topography and its geographical conditions “I well understand the topography of hill states and believe that Himachal Pradesh needs special attention” “It is the first time that two central ministers were rushed to the state An official team will also reach Shimla for a follow-up action and get exact estimates of the losses due to current rains being caused by the western disturbances” Nadda told The Indian Express before returning to Delhi Share This Article Related Article The state government’s memorandum put the total amount of losses to the tune of Rs 83267 crores due to torrential rains hailstorm and heavy snowfall On Monday too the state was lashed by unprecedented hailstorm which caused huge damage to standing crops and fruit-bearing trees Around 88000 hectares of both rabi and kharif crops are estimated to be affected A total loss of Rs 3004 crore has been estimated in agricultural crops Damage to horticulture crops is estimated to be to the tune of Rs 18 crore The Opposition BJP delegation led by former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal also submitted a memorandum to the central team seeking immediate help to the state The union agriculture minister informed that Rs 170 crore have already been sanctioned as damage and others Rs nine crore provided for rural drinking water supply schemes The state has been empowered to undertake necessary relief measures from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) which has been made available to it” he added For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Aizawl | Published: July 15 2015 7:08 pm Chief Minister of Mizoram Pu Lal Thanhawla (Source: PTI/File) Related News Mizoram celebrated World Skills Day at two venues on Wednesday with CM Lal Thanhawla distributing tools he bought for 92 youth newly-trained under a state program while state Labour Minister Lalrinmawia Ralte pushed for greater collaboration with South Korea beginning with a k-pop concert scheduled in Aizawl later this month Lal Thanhawla took part in a program in his constituency Serchhip where he handed over the tools he spent Rs 4 lakh from his own pocket for to 92 youth who trained for various vocational skills under the Young Mizo Association a community-based organisation and the Mizoram Youth Commission Lal Thanhawla also talked about PM Modi’s launching of the Skill India program on the occasion of World Skills Day In Aizawl state labour Minister Lalrinmawia Ralte said the K-Pop contest and concert planned for later this month is “not only for fun and games” but for the Mizo community “to knock on the doors” of the east Asian country for better collaboration in other fields “We have begun taking steps towards learning from the South Koreans with whom we share similarities” he said Korean culture films music and even cuisine has a large following in Mizoram The K-pop contest and concert is being jointly organised by the Mizoram government and the Korean Cultural Centre on July 25 at the Mizoram University For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 26 2016 12:43 am Mayawati chairs meeting of BSP Legislature Party meeting in Lucknow on Saturday Gaya Charan Dinkar was elected as BSP’s new Legislature Party leader (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav) Related News BSP chief Mayawati Saturday once again launched an attack on Swami Prasad Maurya who quit the party three days ago calling him a “traitor” who worked for his own “selfish interest” It drew a sharp reaction from Maurya who charged her with “betraying” the mission of Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram and asked her to issue a “white paper” on the amount of money collected from BSP ticket seekers “Many leaders left BSP in the past and all of them vanished None of them could survive in politics Some of them came back and apologised Some are still calling and apologising But I want to clarify that a traitor like Maurya will never be given entry in BSP again” Mayawati said after chairing a BSP Legislature Party meeting here Share This Article Related Article She said Maurya was a party-hopper and claimed that BSP workers have been calling party functionaries to express happiness over his exit Mayawati said Maurya has nothing to do with Ambedkarite movement and knows nothing besides “making airy talks in loud voice” “He was disloyal to the party and to his own community He worked for selfish interest and not for his community” Mayawati said adding history will never forgive such a “disloyal and selfish” person “He never toiled for Maurya Shakya Kushwaha and Saini communities All that he wanted was for himself and his close family” she charged adding that though Maurya has quit BSP the community members were “solidly behind” her party Maurya who quit the party on June 22 accusing her of “auctioning” tickets for the 2017 Assembly election hit back asking her to come clean on the money that has been collected from ticket seekers “Had she learnt how to speak the situation in the party would have been different…it is she who has made a mockery of Baba Saheb (Ambedkar) and Kanshi Ram’s ideology…she has betrayed Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram and murdered their ideology If she is so upright she should issue a white paper on how much money has been taken from ticket seekers or else I will do the same” Maurya told a press meet Replying to Mayawati’s barbs that he was sore as his demand for party ticket for family members was not met Maurya said “Had I agreed to give money as per her demands my daughter would have got a safe seat and not the one opposite SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri” “Swami Prasad Maurya is clean Not even an Opposition leader dared to point finger at me She should look at herself There are several stains on her BSP candidates who have got tickets by giving money to her will now come to her seeking their money back Elections only will tell who has the support of people” he added Asking Mayawati to exercise “restraint” Maurya said: “If she disrespects me she will have to face repercussions She is so scared of me that she personally called and requested even expelled MLAs to come and be part of her meeting This is my effect she has had to do all this” he claimed Reacting to Mayawati revoking the suspension of some partymen Maurya said he was happy that she has learnt to bend and be flexible He said Mayawati who was in the habit of dismissing loyal workers has been “taught a lesson” for the first time by him as he quit BSP before she could act against him On today’s meeting Maurya said it was matter of concern for Mayawati that despite all efforts by party office-bearers and coordinators only 50 to 55 MLAs were present BSP has 80 members in the Assembly He however claimed that some of his supporters attended the meeting but refused to spell out the number of MLAs who were in touch with him Refusing to open his cards on what course he will take in the future he said he had gone to Delhi on Friday to attend a programme of a news channel and termed all reports of his meetings with leaders of other parties as “speculation” (With inputs from PTI) For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBangalore | Published: March 17 2014 1:19 am Related News By K Chandramohan Former Karnataka minister B Sriramulu the Bellary Reddy brothers’ aide whose re-entry to the BJP has been opposed by Sushma Swaraj is the prospective candidate for that seat He had quit the BJP in 2012 when the CBI closed in on several of his associates for their involvement in the mining scam In this interview he speaks about his political future: Sushma Swaraj was your mentor once What do you make of her opposition to your return Sushmaji is like my mother I was her campaign head during the 1999 elections Now she may have reservations about my return I don’t consider her stand as being opposed to me A national party has so many problems… I will seek an appointment with her and convey my greetings What made you leave the BJP and form the BSR Congress Certain circumstances led to my leaving To uphold territorial integrity and ensure regional development I began an independent journey with people’s blessings I conducted padyatras I came across so many problems faced by the people and decided to be their servant What then made you return India is in deep trouble It is economically weak its defence is in a crisis there is political instability a slow growth rate The only man who can put the nation back on track is Narendra Modi ji What can Modi do as PM He had a very humble beginning in his life He is a patriot and made Gujarat a super-state He is a visionary leader who can make India a superpower Have you consulted G Janardhan Reddy about your return to the BJP Janardhan Reddy his brothers and I began our political lives together Whatever decision I have taken it has been after discussion with him What fate do you see for Reddy after these elections which are being fought on the issue of corruption Everything will be okay after elections Corruption is an issue and the need of the hour is to throw the scam-ridden Congress out of power and bring back BJP rule For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News Minister of State of Culture & Tourism said tourists should not venture out alone at night in small towns. (Source: Express File Photo) Top News Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Sunday advised tourists not to wear skirts and refrain from going out alone at night in small towns.Responding to questions from the media about the safety of tourists in Agra during a press conference Sharma said here “…Paryatako ko jab wo airport par aate hain unko ek welcome kit di jaa rahi hai Ek card hai usme usme do’s and don’ts kya karein aur kya na karein Jaise chhoti chhoti batein hain humne unhe bataya ke aap chhoti jagah par raat-waat ke time akele na niklein skirts na pahnein… Doosra humne unhe bataya ki aap jis gaadi mein baithe us gaadi ki number plate ka photo le lein aur apne… kisi dost ko forward kar dein… (We give welcome kits to tourists when they land at the airport The kit includes a card with do’s and don’ts such as do not venture out alone at night in small towns do not wear skirts; take a picture of the registration number of the vehicle you use and send it to a friend…)” WATCH: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma Asks Tourists Not To Wear Skirts Sharma who visited Vatsalyagram in Vrindavan also said the Samajwadi Party would eventually split into two groups one led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and the other by his uncle Shivpal Yadav “Such a split between the ‘chacha-bhateeja’ would be good for the BJP” he said adding that Akhilesh was only “tolerating” Shivpal because of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav Attacking BSP chief Mayawati Sharma said she is an epitome of corruption and would eventually go to jail Only the BJP can provide a clean government he added For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 4 2014 5:48 am Gulzar with his daughter Meghna (Renuka Puri) Related News Amidst a thunderous applause and a standing ovation from a packed auditorium here noted poet lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar was on Saturday conferred the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award — Indian cinema’s highest honour — by President Pranab Mukherjee Receiving the award a visibly overwhelmed Gulzar said it rarely happens that someone whose job is to play with words struggles to find right words to express his gratitude He said that at different stages of his life he had received immense support from many people in the film industry and he was grateful to them all “Koi bhi shakhs aise mukaam pe akele nahin pahunchta” he said Gulzar thanked legendary film-maker Bimal Roy and recounted: “Unhone haath pakad ke uthaya aur apne saath le liya” He expressed gratitude to the likes of Salil Chowdhury S D Burman and Hemant Kumar He mentioned R D Burman Madan Mohan and Illayaraja as some of his contemporaries who influenced his work In the current lot he named A R Rahman Vishal Bhardwaj Shantanu Moitra and Shankar-Ehsan-Loy as those who had helped him achieve what he has Gulzar was presented with Swarn Kamal (golden lotus) medallion a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl by the President He became the 45th recipient of the highest distinction given for contribution in the field of Indian cinema Gulzar said although there was lot of nostalgia “it was not right to live in nostalgia” and one has to change with time On a lighter note he elaborated upon this point by saying that in today’s times of cellphones and SMSes him penning a “daakiya daak laya” would make no sense He also went on to add that the defence forces and the film industry were the only two places where there are no enemies in the name of caste and religion President Pranab Mukherjee said “Besides being a strong medium of expression cinema is a vehicle of influence and persuasion for the youth When our children witness scenes depicting violence and bloodshed it does affect their psyche It is incumbent on our film makers to make a concerted effort to distinguish between what clearly is an art form and what is not” A total of 41 awards in the non-feature film category and another 40 awards in the feature film category were given by Pranab Three awards were given to Best Writing on Cinema The Indian Express’s Senior Assistant Editor Alaka Sahani received the award for Best Film Critic for highlighting the facets of cinema beyond glamour and gossip For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Editorial | Published: May 2 2017 12:05 am The ways of the real estate business have been loaded against the consumer Top News The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) came into force on Monday bringing one of the country’s most unregulated sectors under regulatory purview The Act cleared by Parliament last year enjoins real estate developers to register with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority in their state before launching or even advertising a project However only 13 states have notified rules that will make the act operational and only one state Madhya Pradesh has set up a Real Estate Regulatory Authority Nine other states have interim authorities in place The government however believes that it is only a matter of time before such authorities are established in other states The ways of the real estate business have been loaded against the consumer Buyers have to submit to one-sided contract terms cost escalations are frequent and arbitrary and building plans change according to the whims of developers A buyer is rarely handed over the property on the date promised by the builder The new act promises to end such opacity It requires 70 per cent of the money collected by the developers from buyers to be deposited in a separate bank account to prevent diversion of funds to other projects Developers and builders will have to submit project details including approved layout plans costs and the contract terms with prospective buyers to the regulator; they will also have to upload these details on a website Developers will be required to refund payments to buyers within 45 days of the due handover date; failure to do so will attract penalties The RERA is also expected to give a fillip to the real estate sector which has been sluggish in the aftermath of demonetisation The transparency and regulatory requirements could root out fly-by-night operators Developers who do not deliver to promised standards and on schedule will have to look for stronger partners Such consolidation will improve funding to the real estate sector The improvement in the health of the industry — and the increased credibility of its players — could also lead to an increased flow of funds from foreign institutional investors Enhanced activity in the sector and a vigilant regulator could stabilise housing prices in the long run Most analysts believe that it will be 2-3 years before the real estate sector feels the effects of the new act Before that however the states that have not framed rules for the RERA will have to get their act together Not doing so would defeat the act’s purpose For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ritika Chopra Maneesh Chhibber | New Delhi | Updated: March 5 2017 12:44 pm The Election Commission of India (File Photo) Top News Despite being rebuffed twice by the government the Election Commission of India (ECI) is persisting with its demand for the power to cancel an election in case of voter bribery Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi told The Sunday Express in an interview on Friday Cash and liquor seizures during the ongoing assembly elections in Punjab Uttar Pradesh Goa Uttarakhand and Manipur have been over three times the volumes that were seized when these states went to polls the last time in 2012 Zaidi said The CEC who retires from his post in four months said the government could have done more to give effect to pending electoral reforms He also called for a separate provision in the Representation of the People (RP) Act to deal exclusively with hate speeches in election campaigns and time-bound disposal of election petitions by courts Watch What Else is Making News As reported by The Indian Express on June 6 2016 the Election Commission had approached the Law Ministry seeking amendments to the RP Act for permanent legal powers to countermand elections in case there was credible evidence thatvoters had been bribed The proposal was sent after the Tamil Nadu assembly elections in which the Commission in an unprecedented step had used its extraordinary powers under Article 324 of the Constitution to call off polling at two seats for voter bribery Although this proposal has already been rejected twice the EC in a rare intervention has approached the Law Ministry for a third time asking for a review “Everybody has his or her wisdom In our wisdom we feel it should be done They feel otherwise They have asked us to continue using Article 324 (to deal with voter bribery) but we have said we need proper legal cover just as in the case of booth capturing” Zaidi said “We have taken up the proposal (with the government) for the third time The Commission will cancel elections only on the basis of the report of the Returning Officer and Observers and some credible evidence that there was largescale distribution of money to voters The investigation will be conducted in the same manner as booth capturing So in the Commission’s view it is incorrect to say that bribery stands on a different footing than booth capturing” he said On the unabated influence of black money in elections despite demonetisation Zaidi said “I would not like to comment on what was or wasn’t intended with the demonetisation decision I can only quote data Our seizures are more than three times compared to the assembly polls 2012 A major portion of the Rs 350 crore seized was in cash So in this election we found more movement of cash and more distribution of liquor In Uttar Pradesh alone liquor worth Rs 60 crore was caught” On the government’s repeated public statements urging the Commission to build consensus on having elections simultaneously in the states and at the Centre Zaidi said the EC had not received any formal communication from the government to this effect Asked if he agreed with the criticism that electoral bonds would mask whatever little transparency that exists currently in political funding the CEC said “Our stand has always been that any scheme that brings about a reduction in anonymity is welcome” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech on February 1 had announced introduction of electoral bonds which a donor can purchase from authorised banks but can only redeem through registered accounts of a political party This he said was aimed at protecting the identity of donors who fear adverse consequences for contributing to one political party For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News with particular reference to the expression or absence of expression of the Catholic Faith in contemporary literature (in the Irish language).Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: April 17,the enzymes of the elephant break down coffee protein, The film won awards at international film festivals in Seattle and Tokyo.

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