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If the Congress is going to be seen as a loser by the electorate, However, to file appropriate charges thereon. This is contrary to the image of CPEC, Related News After watching some Bollywood heroes play womanisers on the silver screen, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Published: July 9,Vadodara,bring down cost of elections, although that deal has been thrown into doubt by recent management changes at the team and reports that no final contract was signed.

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According to the police video surveillance and analytics has reduced the rate of fatal accidents in the city by 19 per cent in the last four years and accidents have over all reduced by 30 per cent. says she is totally at ease talking about the natural process of menstrual cycle even with a male member in her family or society if needed.She feels that in a progressive society it is pointless to make a natural process of a woman’s body taboo Asked if there was any discomfort with the subject of the film Jyotii told IANS: “No not at all In fact I got goosebumps when I was sitting through the narration because I related to the character so much/ Even my mother did not allow me to use a sanitary napkin when my menstrual circle started”She told me that napkins have some harmful chemical” Directed by Abhishek Saxena the film Phullu talks about the journey of a man who tries to create awareness about sanitary pads among women and starts making cheap pads to help them However he faces a lot of flak as the villagers through him out of the society Giving an insight of her character Jyotii said: “I am playing Phullu’s wife who has a very crucial role in his journey because she made Phullu aware of chums and how as a woman she struggles It’s an interesting character” But does that image in the film bother her “No I am proud of the film and the subject because it creates awareness among women about the use of sanitary napkins It talks about getting rid of the social taboo What more rational and progressive image can an actress get in her first film” Born in Uttar Pradesh brought up in Punjab the actress started working in South Indian and Punjabi films before entering the world of hindi cinema with “Phullu” “I am a pan-India actress Glamour does not bother me much but the story does So I am open to acting in any film — whether it is regional or Bollywood” concluded Joytii For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 20 2017 5:48 am Top News A 46-YEAR-OLD businessman who was kidnapped at gunpoint on Friday was rescued within a span of four hours from an open field in Tundla police station area of Firozabad district Sanjay Mittal owner of a glass factory and a resident of Firozabad was on his way to the factory when he was kidnapped police saidOne kidnapper identified as Usman has been arrested Police are looking for five of his associates The kidnappers however did not make any ransom call police said ASP (City) Sanjeev Kumar Bajpai said Sanjay was going to his factory in his car and when he reached at Bahu Ka Nagla area two youths in Home Guard uniforms came on a motorcycle and intercepted him Two more persons also arrived at the spot They kidnapped Sanjay at gunpoint in his own car said the ASP Sanjay’s driver Babloo was also kidnapped along with him police said adding he has also been rescued Following the abduction police began a massive vehicle-checking drive in the district Firozabad SP Ajay Kumar said “We finally traced the place where kidnappers had kept Sanjay” Police raided the spot and rescued Sanjay One of the kidnappers Usman a resident of Agra was also arrested A pistol was seized from the accused’s possession “Usman has criminal cases against him We are looking for Usman’s five associates who managed to escape from the spot” said the SP ADG (Agra Zone) Ajay Anand said police rescued Sanjay just four hours after his kidnapping For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai: A non-cognisable offence was today registered against AAP candidate from Mumbai North West constituency Mayank Gandhi after his opponent and Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant who recently launched Rashtriya Aam Party alleged that he used "filthy" language against her PTI Sawant approached the Oshiwara police station after a newspaper quoted Gandhi as saying that only those who want "to enjoy" (‘maja marna’) would vote for her An NC was registered against Gandhi under relevant sections of the IPC said Nasirkhan Pathan Senior Inspector Gandhi told PTI that he had not intended to make any sexist remark "I had only said that only non-serious voters will vote for non-serious candidates like Rakhi Sawant and (film maker) Kamal R Khan There was no sexist remark intended against anyone" he said The police usually do not investigate or make arrests in the cases of non-cognisable complaints unless the court directs so PTI By: AFP | New York | Published: September 5 2017 1:34 pm Roger Federer will clash with Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarters of US Open (Source: AP) Related News Eight years after losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final Roger Federer locks horns again with the giant Argentine in New York still convinced he should have won the match which ended his five-year reign as champion Del Potro was just 20 years old when he downed the Swiss legend 3-6 7-6 (7/3) 4-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 but Federer believes that he was the dominant force in that 2009 showdown “The only time when he was really better in my opinion was the fifth set Obviously that was good enough to beat me that day” said Federer on Monday after seeing off Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2 7-5 to set-up Wednesday’s quarter-final with Del Potro “I felt like that I left that match with a lot of regrets Probably feels like one of those matches I would like to play over again Feel like I would probably win it somehow because I should have been up maybe two sets to love” Federer leads Del Potro 16-5 in their head-to-head record although his win in Miami this year represented the first time the pair had met in four years Despite his disappointment at losing the 2009 championship match Federer admits that having also defeated Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals Del Potro was overall a worthy winner Federer had already won the French Open to complete the career Grand Slam in 2009 before going onto to win a sixth Wimbledon He also became a father for the first time “Making the finals here was actually a good run But it ended my five-year reign in New York” he said Federer believes that had Del Potro remained fit he could have become world number one after that breakthrough For Del Potro beating Federer should have meant he had the world at his feet Sadly it was his wrists which proved the problem as he went on to undergo four surgeries After his 2009 triumph he was to miss a total of 10 Grand Slam tournaments At one stage last year his world ranking once as high as four in the world slumped to 1045 and he even considered retiring Federer said he was happy to see the likeable Del Potro back on tour and the feeling is mutual “I admire him too Everybody loves him” said Del Potro “It’s going to be an interesting match to play It will be the fitst time after eight years again in the central court of this tournament I know how to play if I want to win but always is a pleasure to play the greatest guy in history” Now the 28-year-old hopes to recover in time for Wednesday’s clash having needed to save two match points to defeat Dominic Thiem 1-6 2-6 6-1 7 6 (7/1) 6-4 in the fourth round on Monday He even admitted he had come close to quitting the match as a fever had left him with breathing difficulties “I feel tired but we cannot do magic” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: March 17 2017 10:50 am Angelina Jolie’s speech drew high praise from attendees at the Sergio Vieira de Mello Memorial Lecture Top News Hollywood star Angelina Jolie underlined the need to keep fighting against the “rising tide of nationalism masquerading as patriotism” as she delivered a United Nations speech in Switzerland The “Maleficent” star addressed attendees at the Annual Sergio Vieira de Mello Memorial Lecture at the United Nations Assembly Hall in Geneva where she expressed the importance of inclusion and internationalism at a time when political and social tensions in the US and Europe are at an all-time high according to Vanity Fair Speaking in her role as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) the actress called for people to “keep the flame of internationalism alive” “I am a proud American and I am an internationalist I believe anyone committed to human rights is It means seeing the world with a sense of fairness and humility and recognising our own humanity in the struggles of others It stems from a love of one’s country but not at the expense of others “From patriotism but not from narrow nationalism And that a strong nation like a strong person helps others to rise up and be independent” Jolie went on to warn top politicians against turning on organisations like the UN “As a citizen I find myself looking out on a global environment that seems more troubling and uncertain than any time in my lifetime” she continued “We are grappling with a level of conflict and insecurity that seems to exceed our capability with more refugees than ever before with new wars erupting on top of an existing conflict We see a rising tide of nationalism masquerading as patriotism and the reemergence of policies encouraging fear and hatred of others” Jolie 41 then made an apparent reference to the election of Republican leader Donald Trump as US President who has drawn controversy for his immigration policies including a new travel ban preventing travellers from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the US and his plans to slash funding for the UN which he previously dismissed as “just a club for people to get together talk and have a good time” “We see some politicians elected partly on the basis of dismissing international institutions and agreements” she told the crowd “We hear some leaders talking as if some of our proudest achievements are in fact our biggest liabilities There is no shortcut to peace and security We need to stand true to the ideals of the UN… We are the UN” Also Read:Why Kattappa killed Baahubali Even PM Narendra Modi is intrigued watchvideo Jolie’s speech drew high praise from attendees at the Sergio Vieira de Mello Memorial Lecture which is held annually to address key humanitarian themes and issues highlighted by the late Brazilian diplomat who was killed in a bombing in Iraq in 2003 It’s not the first time the star has spoken out against Trump – she recently penned a passionate op-ed for The New York Times insisting the President’s first executive order restricting immigration of refugees and other travellers in January was a big mistake That legislation was halted by a federal judge but he recently introduced an updated version which is currently in effect For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by MK VENU | Published: February 13 2012 12:26 am Related News Pranab Mukherjee should use his waking hours to signal bold reforms Until a few years ago no one really thought that governments could go bust But the deepening sovereign debt crises of Europe have now persuaded us that governments can go bust if their debt levels cross a certain danger mark What is that danger mark remains a matter of research by economists around the world Some studies have concluded that when the governments total debt crosses 85 to 90 per cent of the GDP then growth begins to taper off on a more permanent basis Most eurozone economies are past that danger level for some time now HistoricallyJapan got into a long-term low growth trap after its government debt had exceeded 90 per cent of GDP in the mid-1990s The USduring its high-growth period in the 1980s and 1990shad a reasonably moderate public debt level of below 40 per cent of GDP Howeverin recent yearsthe US too has crossed the danger mark and its debt is now nearly 100 per cent of its GDP of about $15 trillion Most economists agree that the US too may have entered a long-term low-growth trap It is against this backdrop that high government borrowings and its possible negative impact on growth have become a subject of intense discussion in India as well The Indian governments debt to GDP ratio is 70 per cent but could deteriorate to the danger mark rapidly if the politics of entitlement becomes more widespread without other growth-oriented reforms being pursued Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said he has sleepless nights when he looks at all the subsidy commitments made by the government in recent times Many of these entitlements are politically difficult to withdraw The combined fiscal deficit of the Centre and states together stands at about 85 per cent of GDP nowup from less than 5 per cent in 2007-08 Consequentlyif you ask any economistbusinessman or global investor as to what is the single biggest issue the forthcoming budget must addressthe answer will be runaway borrowings by the government Unfortunatelythe history of public finance management suggests fiscal deficit (government borrowing) remains a less discussed subject during boom periods when consistently high growth reduces government borrowings as a ratio of GDP Fiscal deficit starts causing worry in relatively low-growth periods when government borrowings rise as a proportion of GDPas is happening now For instanceif one looks at the start of the economic liberalisation 20 years agothe Centres gross borrowing was at an unprecedented 64 per cent of GDP in 1990-91 when the economy was gripped by an external payment crisis and GDP growth was zero Structural economic reforms followed and the next six years saw average fiscal deficit at around 4 to 45 per cent of GDP Needles to saythis period was also marked by consistently higher GDP growth of 65 to 7 per cent So whenever there is a dose of economic reformsfiscal deficit tapers off as one experiences some years of reasonably good GDP growth Low levels of annual borrowing after a period of good growth also allows the government enough fiscal headroom to administer counter-cyclical growth stimulus when there is an economic downturn caused by local or global factors India could administer counter-cyclical stimulus in 1998 after the Asian financial crises took many economies down because the government had a lot of fiscal headroomhaving brought the fiscal deficit down to 4 per cent of GDP in 1997 The fiscal deficit gradually climbed back to 6 per cent of GDP in the five years after 1997 as most Asian economiesincluding Indiastruggled to recover Some more structural reforms followed during this recovery period of 1998 to 2003 So while the fiscal deficit did climb back to a high of 6 per cent of GDP by 2002the stage had been set for the next phase of growth because of reforms carried out in the previous four years Thiscoupled with the supply of global liquidity from the Westkicked off the next big boom phase from 2003 to 2008 when GDP grew on average at 85 per cent And sure enoughthe old fiscal cycle repeated itself At the end of this boom phasethe fiscal deficit was down to a low of 25 per cent of GDP in 2007-08 Again enough headroom was created to administer the next round of fiscal stimulus as the world was to reel from the worst economic crisis post the Great Depression And expectedlythe UPA administered a strong dose of fiscal stimulus in the two years after the 2008 global economic crisis Howeverthe UPA faltered badly on one count During previous down-cycle episodesthere was fiscal expansion invariably accompanied by a new dose of reforms Howeverthis time roundfiscal headroom was used but was not accompanied by any fresh thinking on reforms The UPA muddled through the critical period of 2008-09 to 2011-12The fiscal deficit has climbed back to about 58 per cent of GDP at presentespecially if one takes into account the big revenue slippageshigher oil subsidies and other hidden expenditure commitments this fiscal GDP growth has also slipped back to 69 per cent this fiscal after recovering to over 8 per cent in 2010-11 India has actually witnessed a kind of double-dip in growth deceleration because the advanced GDP estimate of 69 per cent for 2011-12 is roughly the same as the 68 per cent GDP that India registered just after the 2008 global economic crisis Mukherjees job becomes tougher because he has spent much of the fiscal ammunition in reviving growth after the 2008 global economic crisis but the growth rate is back where it was in 2008-09 Now there is no fiscal headroom left either This is the kind of situation that no finance minister would want to grapple with With the fiscal headroom virtually exhausted the only other option Mukherjee is left with is to deliver a strong dose of growth-enhancing reformssomething that was done during all previous down-cycle episodes Instead of spending sleepless nightsMukherjee may use his waking hours to signal some bold reforms over the next three years The instruments are all there in his bagready to be used Time-bound implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Direct Tax Code (DTC) would be half the job done There cant be a bigger fiscal upside than bringing into the tax net large parts of the black economy through the GST mechanism This will also make the oppositionwhich has been harping on black moneyhappy The forthcoming budget will also test the capacity of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reinvent himself as an economist and a man of ideas [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rahul Mishra | Updated: March 19 2016 12:01 am Htin Kyaw from the National League for Democracy party stands in a corridor before the start of the presidential election at Myanmar’s parliament in Naypyitaw Myanmar Tuesday March 15 2016 Myanmar’s parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as Myanmar’s new president a watershed moment that ushers the longtime opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi into government (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo) Related News On March 15 2016 members of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) comprising the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper house) and the Pyithu Hluttaw (House of Representatives) elected the president of Myanmar and two vice presidents As expected the National League for Democracy (NLD) by virtue of its more than three-fourths majority succeeded in pushing through its presidential candidate Htin Kyaw Aung San Suu Kyi couldn’t make it to the president’s office due to constitutional provisions meant to keep her out While Htin Kyaw and Henry Van Teo were nominated by the NLD General (retired) Myint Swe was nominated by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military)? The long electoral process has finally culminated in Htin Kyaw’s election, and rocky terrain were “complicating the efforts to extinguish” the flames. used for lowering cholesterol. trying to control myself because I was able to be a little bit faster but I said ‘you must be patient’, "We will make a demand to the state government and election commission that a criminal is lodged against Amit Shah and Muzaffarnagar riots accused MLA Suresh Rana and they should be prevented from campaigning in any part of the country.releases on November 15.

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