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The President facilitated the singers, Abbe Lowell,S. The Tri-nation tournament match between India and Mauritius kicks off at 8:00 PM IST (Saturday evening). Salman’s schedule is currently packed with four movies including Tiger Zinda Hai,sister Alvira Khan-Agnihotri’s untitled film and Arbaaz Khan’s Dabangg 3 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPanaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that garbage management is one of the major scams in India but is still not being probed by the government auditors because of the obvious issue of stench and discomfort Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar AFP "Garbage is one of the major scam areas but no one wants to probe garbage The Auditor General does not probe it" Parrikar said after inaugurating a state-of-the-art garbage treatment plant at Saligao plateau located a short distance from Panaji "Treating garbage is one of the biggest businesses in Goa and India Vested interests are involved The Comptroller and Auditor (General) probes everything but I have never seen an auditor investigate garbage because who wants to go in close proximity of filth and investigate it" Parrikar said adding that the same vested interests were trying to scuttle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission Parrikar a former chief minister of Goa also suggested that construction of toilets funded by the government treasury was a waste of state resources because a majority of the toilets built are not used after a "two to three years" This too Parrikar said was not being probed by government auditor because of the obvious discomfort involved in inspecting toilets "How many toilets were built and how many are being used have you seen a report on this by the Comptroller and Auditor General Ninety percent toilets go into disuse after two or three years Some people use it (toilets) to store wood" Parrikar said "Go and see the toilets are pathetic but auditors do not check Who will want go to check toilets while holding their noses No one goes" Parrikar said By: Express Web Desk | Galle | Published: July 29 2017 12:25 pm Virat Kohli scored his 17th Test hundred for India (Source: AP) Related News Virat Kohli scored his 17th Test century and India added 51 runs to their overnight score to reach 240 for the loss of three wickets before Kohli decided to declare the second innings and set Sri Lanka an imposing 550-run target in the first Test in Galle India had taken a 309-run lead over Sri Lanka after bowling out the hosts for 291 in the first innings and instead of enforcing the follow-on Kohli decided to bat again The Indian captain remained unbeaten on 103 and Ajinkya Rahane made 23* when India declared an hour after play began on Saturday Kohli had resumed his innings at 74 on the fourth morning of the match and added some quick runs through ones and twos to reach his century The 136-ball knock had only five boundaries and one six Earlier on day three Abhinav Mukund scored 81 runs and shared a 123-run stand with Kohli before he was dismissed in the final over of the day Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed early Sri Lanka were bowled out for 291 on day three and that gave India a 309-run lead which was further built by the steady stand between Kohli and Mukund Kohli was joined by Rahane in the morning and both took the lead past 500 and later declared as soon the captain got his century The target will be a stiff when for Sri Lanka who are already without a batsman They have only nine wickets to play with as Asela Gunaratne was ruled out of the series after a fractured thumb He was injured on the first day of the match and will miss the rest of the series and also the ODI and T20Is For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 8 2016 12:00 am A look at the front page of The Indian Express published on February 8 1976 Forty Years Ago Top News China announced that Public Security Minister Hua Kuo-feng had been appointed premier following Chou En-lai’s death The surprise appointment was confirmed by New China News Agency The report referred to Hua as acting premier for the first time in an account of a meeting he had with Venezuela’s new ambassador It was not clear if he had been made a temporary caretaker or whether his name would be passed on to the National People’s Congress for ratification as full premier The man universally tipped to succeed Chou was Deng Xiaoping the most senior of the 12 vice premiers who had fulfilled major state functions since Chou fell ill Constitution Change Union Minister for Law and Justice HR Gokhale stressed the need for early crystallisation of ideas about amendments to the Constitution judicial reforms and organisation of legal aid for the poor The parliamentary system was not going to be given up but the manner of working of the parliamentary system “may undergo changes” Peace In Lebanon Syria and Lebanon sealed an agreement to enforce peace in war-torn Lebanon Speaking to reporters at the end of a one-day visit to Damascus by Lebanese President Suleiman Franjieh Syrian President Hafeez Assad said: “We were and still are with our people in Lebanon and we are optimistic about the future” He said that the civil war between Muslim leftists and rightwing Christians had no justification “Violence is not the method of solving the domestic problems of any homeland” he said Franjieh’s visit — the first to Damascus by a Lebanese head-of-state in 25 years — put the finishing touches to the Syrian-negotiated truce Frankfurt Killing Yugoslav consul in Frankfurt Edvin Zdovc was shot dead in the garage of his home by two men who later fled in a car the police said For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: December 4 2014 12:37 am Related News By:Komail Aijazuddin All eyes were on Pakistan and India’s prime ministers at the recent Saarc summit (“Sorry Sri Lanka Next time Nepal”) From the way it was covered in the international press you’d think Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston were sitting down to a post-Pitt luncheon sporting knuckledusters Everyone was impatiently reading into the leaders’ body language just waiting for the smirk that would constitute silent declaration of war: a Narendra Modi sideways glance became a cross-border putdown a Nawaz Sharif twitch became a snort of derision and people freaked out so much over the symbolism of seating arrangements at lunch that you’d think they were playing wargames over canapés I didn’t read so much into how they sat around each other happy as I am that they do it at all It was while going through coverage of that event that I came across another news item titled “Bollywood actress sentenced to 26 years for blasphemy” above a smiling picture of Veena Malik that siren of controversy I suppose it’s a sign of my growing cynicism that the thing that surprised me most about that headline was the claim that Malik is a Bollywood actress (I did not get that memo) You’ll remember that Malik clawed into the public consciousness over several years but only made it huge by posing for the cover of India’s FHM magazine wearing a smile an ISI tattoo and little else The ploy worked and she became instantly infamous There was a minor freak out here but eventually the uproar faded away Part of the reason that happened was because Malik a) left the country b) got married and c) people stopped caring because you know it’s Veena Malik I know we have more pressing matters to attend to than Malik’s silly marriage video; my own fear of going into public spaces now is testament to that It was a reenactment of that marriage for Geo TV here that got her and others into fresh trouble The channel broadcast a recreation of the ceremony showing Malik putting on jewellery walking slowly around the studio being carried aloft to her groom etc It was ambitiously tacky clearly but not salacious The show played a naat during one of its scenes — that is a religious song about the Prophet The next day Malik her husband and the owner of the channel a powerful man called Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman were accused of blasphemy for using “a contemptuous qawwali” I don’t know about you but that is my favourite phrase this year since I heard the words “conscious uncoupling” The judge used the anti-terrorism act to hand down the guilty verdict condemning both Shakil-ur-Rahman and Malik plus husband to 26 years in jail Pray how does an anti-terrorism court have the time let alone manpower to prosecute try and sentence an actress and a media mogul I know we have more pressing matters to attend to than Malik’s silly marriage video; my own fear of going into public spaces now is testament to that Prosecuting her does nothing to make my country safer The weird thing is that everyone knows this The blasphemy law has been increasingly used in the last several years for reasons that have little to do with offence to religious sentiments Two weeks ago a mob in a village beat up a Christian man and his pregnant wife before shoving them into a fiery kiln to burn alive The mob had gathered ostensibly because the couple had blasphemed against Islam Turns out the owner of the kiln was owed some money by the couple and this was his revenge This is the latest in several cases that suggest the blasphemy law is being misused to justify personal vendettas Blasphemy is unfortunately a convenient catch-all; its mere suggestion is inflammatory and those accused are guilty in the public mind until proven otherwise The late governor of Punjab Salmaan Taseer was shot by his own guard outside a restaurant for opposing the incarceration of Asia Bibi a Christian woman who had been accused of blasphemy in 2010 She has since been sentenced Taseer’s killer had roses thrown at his feet when he exited the court during his own trial which is still ongoing Many analysts have acknowledged the reason may be an ongoing skirmish between Geo TV and the establishment Several months ago Geo TV was covering the story of the shooting and attempted assassination of one of its star journalists Hamid Mir That night during its angry news cycle the channel showed the picture of the chief of the intelligence services What they were suggesting publicly was unprecedented and there was a swift reaction Geo TV later backtracked and apologised but the battlelines were drawn Most people think given the optics that the recent blasphemy verdict is the latest ripple from that confrontation The most important thing to remember is that the order was enforced in Gilgit-Baltistan and isn’t binding on the rest of Pakistan which suggests to me it is more for show than anything else It’s easy nowadays to characterise any event like this as an indelible shift towards mass intolerance But that would be a shortsighted reductive view of what is in fact a complicated quagmire Then again maybe this is just a giant charade/ travesty/ brilliant Malik PR move Honestly at this point I’d believe anything Aijazuddin is a Lahore-based writer and artist [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yoginder K Alagh | Updated: April 9 2014 1:14 pm Related News Congress manifesto points to things the UPA didn’t do Elections as John Kenneth Galbraith said are “the liberal hour” In spite of the cacophony some importance is being attached to constructive agendas this time round Poll surveys show that employment is a major concern This is natural in a recession year The Congress manifesto has tried to differentiate the party’s economics from the economics of the UPA government’s official advisors It has promised to raise investment to 38 per cent of the GDP by starting a big infrastructure initiative within the first 100 days of forming government In his concise analysis of the slowdown the chairman of the prime minister’s economic advisory council held that capitalists were sagely not investing at the moment He went on to deliver a neat classroom-like lecture on the sources of growth But he omitted to tell us that public investment actually fell two years ago by a little less than two per cent of the GDP and corporate investment only fell after that In the absence of public resources the entire edifice of public-private partnership infrastructure projects was punctured The extent to which the Congress will determine economic policy in the time to come is not known But regardless of whether it forms a third UPA government supports a non-BJP coalition from the outside or sits in opposition its views will still matter The Congress has now promised a stimulus within 100 days if it comes to power We wanted this stimulus along with a resource-raising programme (like the goods and services tax that is promised in the Congress manifesto) way back in August last year But instead India was given lectures on price stability China on the other hand got a stimulus package But we were told that it would suffer for that Instead it has managed to clock 7 per cent growth Meanwhile the UPA government gets a rap on its knuckles No wonder both Sam Pitroda and PC Chacko have criticised their government’s economic policies If there was any chance of a recovery in the first quarter of this calendar year the RBI smothered it with its interest rate policies In fact it has clearly stated that the economy may turn around by August No wonder Rahul Gandhi’s manifesto ruefully asks RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and the central bank to “balance growth with price stability” a point that a number of senior macroeconomists have made The RBI’s logic is that the growth rate of the economy is already given and monetary policy only determines prices But the RBI also needs to tell us how higher interest rates will soften the prices of eggs poultry milk vegetables fruits and energy Most of the recent inflation can be attributed to a rise in the prices of these items But this question still remains: Why is India not growing even when investment is high One explanation is that the corporate sector is not very efficient But actually it’s not that the corporate sector has many weaknesses It just doesn’t put the money in if it’s not going to realise a good return In fact with investment of around 20 per cent of the sector’s GDP agriculture should have realised 6 per cent growth but it’s stuck at around three This should have led to some introspection but it was left to the Congress manifesto to talk about sustainable policies on land and water and the need for more irrigation systems modelled on Andhra Pradesh’s farmer-managed ones Meanwhile the poor corporate chiefs who are getting lectured are trying desperately to shield themselves from their shareholders’ wrath They are still in no position to invest as the purchasing managers index data for March shows The hapless Congress is going to the hustings covering its back by promising 100 new cities which shall be built following the PPP model investment levels of 38 per cent of the GDP mild tariff protection to aid manufacturing FDI in agriculture etc It also wants transport links between towns and cities agro-linked infrastructure skill-certification programmes better delivery policies and most important of all security for the common man Just the other night coming back from the Panch Mahals I stopped at a pan shop in Halol to get instructions on the linking road to Nadiad via Dakor — my favourite route The pan walla recognised me as “Narmada Alagh” and told me not to go that way because of the frequent murders by dacoits near the Narmada main canal Instead he advised me to take the longer route via Vadodara I couldn’t believe this could happen in Gujarat All parties should prioritise security issues If we can concentrate on the essentials the election debate may in fact advance our understanding of things The writer is chancellor? 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