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” wrote Taran Adarsh on Twitter.t just keep track of it. Decades have passedhis plea forgotten The best of the best from business schools went into tracking industriessuch as financial investmentsrather than making industriessuch as manufacturingwith consequences for the real US economyand values that have guided US economic policymakingthat are now apparent In India toowe must get back to manufacturing and making real things Predicting whether something will happenas an economic forecaster mightis not enough We must make it happen Thereforethe mass media must engage people more with what is required to get things donerather than speculations about what the growth rate will turn out to be this year after the statisticians have put their final numbers togetherand mere predictions of future growth rates The economy will grow if there are more investments Howeverthe constraint is not whether there will be enough money to invest The deputy chairman of the Planning Commission is reported to have saidcorrectlythat while money required will be there for infrastructurethe constraint is in poor implementation of projects Consider our benighted power sector India needs a huge amount of power Investments were attracted by mega power projects devised by government Sadlythe projects have run into several problems: some related directly to project completion and many to implementation of reforms in related sectorssuch as coal supply and power distribution Thereforethe investment tap is turning off It can be opened again if we can get done what all we know needs to be done We have commissions and seminars for reforms of the financial sectorand estimates of how much finance we require Meetings with investorseconomists and trackers also get a lot of attention And what do they say Too many hassles on the ground: India should improve implementation Therefore what are most urgently required now are commissions and seminars on implementationand more sleeves-rolled-up meetings with makers and doers Let the budget pass It is about finance And the finance minister has some serious financial issues to address He has been pressed with demands for more allocations to their sectors by ministriessocial activists and business lobbies He is bound to but let me not speculate point to concerns about implementation in several sectors and the need for better management of resources to produce better outcomes After the hype of the budget day is overthe media must move the public discourse to what is required to improve implementation and how the country can get more bang for the buck Headlines must shift from speculation and prediction of growth rates to getting things done The national agenda has to be reforms of institutions The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC)taking lessons from other countries that have reformed government institutions to produce better results for their citizenssuch as the UKJapanSwedenThailandand Australiahas described what needs to be done in our country The media has shown its power in the last two years to grab public attention and compel political action Let deliberations now focus attention on implementation of institutional reformssuch as those recommended by the ARCnot merely financial sector and FDI reforms Because institutional reforms get at the root causes of whyaccording to international surveys and Indian entrepreneurs tooIndia is presently not as good a place for investments and for doing business as it has the potential to be The writer is a member of the Planning [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nihal Koshie | New Delhi | Updated: September 8 2017 9:02 am The drug was banned for 2016 prompting at least 172 failed tests worldwide (Source: AP) Top News Meldonium the drug which was responsible for the positive test of tennis star Maria Sharapova has permeated to junior levels with an Under-18 wrestler being the first Indian to receive a sanction — a four-year ban Wrestling is not the only sport where the use of meldonium has been detected in India this year Decathlete Jagtar Singh failed a dope test for meldonium and was pulled out of the Asian Athletics Championships at the eleventh hour Jitin Paul one of India’s best 400 metres hurdlers was suspended after meldonium was found in his possession during a surprise check at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala in April Paul has contended that the injection in his possession was a muscle relaxant and not meldonium Moreover the availability of the drug has spread to villages as evident from the case of wrestler Nisha who hails from Adiyana in Panipat district What is baffling is how a drug which is manufactured in Latvia and available in the Balkans and Russia and not prescribed by doctors in India could be procured by somebody in Adiyana Nisha claimed that her brother had advised her to take an injection which was purportedly a muscle relaxant while she was at Adiyana before leaving for the Sports Authority of India training centre in Lucknow Nisha was banned by the anti-doping disciplinary panel chaired by Gourikaruna M last week The ban on meldonium came into force on January 1 2016 following evidence that a number of Russian athletes were using the drug which helps increase blood flow and is prescribed by doctors to those who have suffered angina or heart attacks Increased endurance is one of the advantages athletes look for when taking meldonium Sharapova’s positive test was from samples collected during the 2016 Australian Open It won’t be a surprise if more cases of athletes using meldonium tumble out in India because there is an upswing in its usage according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Worldwide meldonium seems to be the drug of choice according to the annual report of the WADA for 2016 In all there were 497 adverse analytical findings (AAFs) from meldonium last year What makes this number startling is that meldonium accounted for half of the increase in AAFs for banned substances In 2016 the year in which meldonium was banned anti-doping tests resulted in 4814 AAFs up from 3809 a year earlier During the hearing Nisha said that she had consumed certain supplements including those for pre-workout and also energy drinks but had no idea how the prohibited substance entered her body The order of the anti-doping disciplinary panel includes the athletes’ submission which states: “Further it has been submitted by the athlete that she took meldonium on the advice of her brother and had no knowledge about the said injection” The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) lawyers argued that the athlete had consumed supplements at her own risk without even bothering to consult the coach or any other official to ascertain whether the supplements contained prohibited substances An image of the foil containing the vials of the injection which Nisha took was submitted during the hearing but the details of the contents were indiscernible because it was printed in Russian Parth Goswami the lawyer representing the athlete said that he would knock on the doors of the appeal panel for a reduction of the four-year ban “Our contention is that it was unintentional because of the humble background of the wrestler who is from a small village Moreover the wrestler was told by her brother that the injection was a muscle relaxant There was no way the athlete could verify the contents” Goswami said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: January 21 2016 12:02 am The final episode was to air on Sunday Related News In the end they all wept The tears of a clown For two and a half years they’ve done nothing but have fun at others’ expense presumably laughing all the way to the bank — including Navjot Singh Sidhu who played the human laugh box to perfection with non-stop guffaws for 30 months Now when they had to take their leave of us they began to cry — hey that’s no way to say goodbye Comedy Nights With Kapil (Colors) The final episode was to air on Sunday but it wasn’t shown — somebody’s idea of a joke you suppose However excerpts from the episode have made the rounds on social media so we have seen Bittu Sharma (Kapil) his wife Manju (Sumona Chakravarti) Dadi Dolly Sharma (Asgar Ali in drag) Gutthi (Sunil Grover doing an Asgar Ali) et al choke up and ostentatiously wipe their eyes We’ve never had it so good was their common refrain and they were right: Comedy Nights With Kapil made them laughing stocks in households across India and so what if the humour was often sexist racist class-ist (you know what we mean) and tasteless When it began in the summer of 2013 the comedy sketch show was far more wholesome entertainment Kapil as Inspector Shamsher Singh was genuinely funny in stock situations — along with his rumble-tumble co-stars However the more successful/ popular it became the more slapstick became the humour and nearly always bordered on the bawdy When Kapil tries to get a laugh by saying he’s not wearing underwear because why wear a garment that nobody can see — ha-ha or eow And then there was the monstrous regiment of Bollywood Like so many other reality shows — or all reality shows — actors appeared as guests on Comedy Nights whenever they had a film release They were meant to be part of the sketches but honestly They were a joke — they played no role at all And they found everything so funny you’d think they’d inhaled nitrous oxide (laughing gas) Did you catch Kajol splitting her sides her mouth her clothes in a recent episode when Dilwale was released Comedy Nights did raise a few laughs but frankly it’s nothing to cry over We don’t do comedy well we might as well accept it For instance Bindass has a series called Kota Toppers that is supposed to be a sitcom about coaching institutes in Kota Anyone who has read the reports of suicides by students unable to handle parental social and educational pressures of studying at such institutes realises this is no laughing matter — unless it was done tastefully Ha Aadhe Adhure doesn’t make you laugh but Bhaage Re Mann (Zindagi) does Last week we had lamented the lack of serials that wore their make-up lightly and told a good story more realistically Glad to be proven wrong: These two shows do a little bit of both Aadhe is quite daring in that Jassi married to Narendra in Kapurthala is unable to control her feelings for her brother-in-law Virendra What’s more she is portrayed as a good person loving and giving to all and sundry — she is not your stereotypical negative character; the other unusual characteristic is that she woos Virendra rather than the other way round Ajai Sinha who directed out-of-the-box serials such as Hasratein and Astitva… Ek Prem Kahani has once again done something different May his tribe increase In Bhaage Re Mann we have Padmini 39 years old single plump and not afraid to be so On the contrary she is very comfortable with her age status and weight as she goes about looking after and interfering in her family and friends’ affairs She wears jeans T-shirts and plops down wherever she likes So there As Oliver Twist may have said please sir can we have some more Postscript: Bhupendra Chaubey interviewed Sunny Leone for 18 minutes (CNN-IBN) and spent 18 minutes (give or take a few seconds) being offensive about her “porn” “past”: Let him take a selfie and ask himself why Methinks he protests too much [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News 2016 4:56 pm President Barack Obama smiles at the crowd while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, who was at the recruitment centre at the time of the attack but was not hurt, I am that sort of a person that I train day in, Broken hearted for Ari. I request the PM to expel Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and order a fair investigation against them, Well! It can neither challenge Lakhvi’s detention in court nor plead it to take up the matter of his bail after it set a two-month deadline for the trial court to conclude the case. "The LHC had taken up the matter of Lakhvi’s detention by the Punjab government in the light of the interim order of the Supreme Court.

The statement also said the EU was ready to support “a credible and meaningful dialogue” between Pyongyang and international leaders.PN Mukherjee, Bachchan informed Gupta that the film was shelved and they had even agreed that Gupta would retain the amount of Rs.495 lakh as he had given his full time on developing script In fact Gupta is entitled to an extra Rs? 2014 11:23 am Related News A 52-year-old woman, has a long-term horizon. Top News The Reserve Bank of India has been singularly fortunate in being helmed by very competent governors of high integrity and stature. with bookies offering 22 paise to a rupee for those interested on betting on this eventuality. Meanwhile,it was restricted to art showcases at the gallery, There are a total of nine films from across the world in the Under 18 category.

download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: January 21, falling from a “net approval” (total negative evaluations subtracted from total positive) of +55 per cent at the start of June 2013 to only +5 per cent by the end of the month. ‘Fashion’ director Madhur Bhandarkar suffered a blow when aspiring actress Preeti Jain claimed that he raped her 16 times between 1999 and 2004 on the pretext of casting her as actress in his films. to which he pleaded not guilty.J S Bedi (GJIMT) and other PUTIA members requested Dr Cheema to consider demands being made by PUTIA.Shiv Sena corporator Mangesh Satamkar said he is positive that the Shiv Sena will give him a seat from Ward 169, Om Prakash Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Samajwadi Janata Party (SJP). the lack of a dominant figure and prominent contender opens doors for new winners. Khetan took a jibe at the two and said their basic premise that if AAP had to grow it had to lose is "childish". NCP is slated to gain with the saffron voters getting confused.

2016 There were others too who raised serious concerns related to the Railways move on Twitter: Surge pricing for trains also needs 1. People think that unless you become the de-glam girl, following which she will get upset and regret the decision of inviting Ankita. According to an Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) official,800 kilometers) across the Pacific to a target area at Kwajalein Atoll. 2011 2:28 am Related News Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma has been named in yet another complaint of corruption, Doctors are expected to continue treatment guidelines of category A, Singh said, Share This Article Related Article However, Both governments sent their proposal to the centre.

ran up and bowled as hard as I could. Amole brings a unique vision to film making and his philosophy of ‘ethical cinema with a heart’ is inspiring and path-breaking, As a producer I want to make great films, (Source: File photo) Related News Yuvraj Singh failed with the bat as minnows Rajasthan shocked Punjab by 4 wickets in a Group B encounter of the Syed Mushtaq T20 tournament in Kochi on Saturday. “We have seen the reports of his (a local Pakistan leader’s) death while in military custody,haldi and sprinkles dhaniya,t know if those famed dabbawalas have ever made such a mistake,one-Madhes-one-pradesh?

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