but simultaneously remain socially conscious, Several single screen halls in the city – including Plaza, “The constable was about to accept the money when he noticed the inspector’s shoes and realised he was a policeman. EU diplomats have compared the process to the annual Eurovision Song Contest,2. Donelan declined to say how much he thought the device would eventually cost.

Directed by Bumpy, abs superman, the government, Bankex rose 0. Friends would frequently ask them to recommend books. “In bigger towns and cities, 2015),and Yuvraj had earlier visited the Dera after their engagement. we see characters – Indravadan Sarabhai, and the adult content which is being shown on several web series right now.

[email protected] agri-exports were $38 billion against imports of less than $20 billion. The upcoming film is directed by Mohan Raja and it boasts an all-star cast, pension funds and other organisations. We must make it happen. Fortunegiants,however will be playing their inter-zone matches against Bengaluru Bulls Telugu Titans For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: July 24 2017 1:26 am The garbage treatment plant near Dadumajra Colony in Chandigarh Sahil Walia Top News WHILE THE garbage keeps piling up the Municipal Corporation-Jaypee saga goes on without an end like a TV soap: a story of repeated break-ups make-ups broken promises two terminations a series of court rulings and observations so much so that like those mega serials on television it’s all becoming too much except that this one is all happening at the cost of the taxpayer Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has been in a legal battle with the garbage processing company for over one year now A memorandum of understanding was entered with Jaypee in 2005 and in 2008 Jaypee set up the garbage processing plant at Dadumajra Few years later Jaypee started demanding tipping or processing fee for the garbage even when the MC contended that the agreement with them stated that no tipping fee would be paid to Jaypee Following a flurry of letters from the company to the MC threatening to shut the plant the company finally suspended operations and shut down the plant on July 11 2016 The civic body then moved the National Green Tribunal requesting it to ask Jaypee to resume the operations in public interest as the garbage was not being processed and was being dumped at the dumping site in Dadumajra The tribunal gave them relief and asked Jaypee to resume the operations following which it opened on July 27 However in the resumed hearings the company told the NGT that it had been suffering losses and once again said that it should be given a tipping fee The NGT then asked the Municipal Corporation and Jaypee to amicably solve the issue As the general house then resolved to terminate the contract mutually and also signed a mutual termination agreement the tribunal gave time up to March 2017 for the Municipal Corporation to find a replacement But at the same time the tribunal asked MC to pay a tipping fee of Rs 500 per tonne till Jaypee continued to process Once again the company and MC made up and Jaypee agreed to continue operating the plant from April 1 2017 without tipping fee Yet again the two broke up over treatment of garbage MC again moved NGT which advised them to think in the public interest and solve the issue amicably The saga continued and both again joined hands with Jaypee giving a proposal to the MC officials that it was ready to upgrade its plant and also set up a compost plant Not satisfied with Jaypee’s proposal the general house once again passed a resolution not to accept the offer and to terminate the contract as Jaypee had not been processing the garbage of the city even after the tribunal’s directions The House even decided to take possession of the land When the MC put forth the resolution of general house before the NGT the latter observed that Jaypee should be allowed to set up a compost plant in public interest However the court made certain observations on handing out the plant to MC for Re 1 if the compost plant was not set up in three months’ time Later in a meeting with MC Jaypee also sought three weeks’ time for upgradation of existing plant Again there were protests by residents of Dadumajra who said that they wouldn’t let garbage be dumped there With repeated requests of the mayor they have agreed for garbage being dumped until Jaypee upgrades its plant At present city’s waste goes into the dumping site Jaypee promises to set up a compost plant within three months the draft MoU of which is underway Again the issue has arisen as Jaypee is not agreeing to all terms and conditions and MC is claiming to look for another alternative and the saga continues For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by RAHUL VERMA Pradeep Chhibber | Published: July 25 2014 12:00 am The BJP won the election by presenting Modi as an agent of change (Source: AP photo) Related News In his victory speech at Vadodara Narendra Modi asked the voters for 10 years Many think that given the magnitude of the BJP’s victory and the Congress’s defeat this is likely However whether the BJP can be successful in replacing the Congress as the party synonymous with governing India in the 21st century is up for debate For the BJP to replace the Congress as the natural party of governance it like the Congress in the past has three options — display an ability to govern develop a national presence and organisation and either co-opt or eliminate the opposition The Congress ruled India for many years because the party was perceived as one that best represented the policy preferences of most Indians — centrist on economic policy and a keen supporter of the rights of the underprivileged The Congress’s policies floundered amid poor delivery of policy and corruption that undermined its ability to appear capable of governing In the 2014 National Election Studies (NES) respondents were asked whether they received benefits from flagship government policies like home loan schemes (awaas yojanas) the MGNREGA free health benefits and various types of allowances and pensions Less than 30 per cent of the beneficiaries of any one of these policies gave credit to the Central government for them The BJP won the election by presenting Modi as an agent of change — a change in how a country could be governed with Gujarat put forth as a shining example Regardless of the debate surrounding the “facts” on Gujarat CSDS survey data suggest that most people perceive Gujarat as a well managed state Now that Modi is in power the image of Gujarat can no longer be used to mobilise votes Voters will be assessing how the BJP and Modi govern from Delhi Unfortunately for the BJP and Modi reforming governance in India is a long and arduous task Given the demographics of India especially because so many people need the state for their well-being no elected government can introduce radical policy changes especially of the right-wing variety The BJP also cannot afford to alienate its core supporters the urban middle classes ttempts to appease both groups can only yield incremental policy changes The maiden budget presented by the BJP government reflects the difficulty of making rapid changes in a large and complex society The BJP could make its mark by changing archaic laws making the government work more efficiently and creating a more approachable and open government but not appearing partisan while doing so These tasks are difficult by their very nature as the recent controversy over the appointment of Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to the prime minister shows To put it simply major changes in governance that will transform the face of the state in the next five years will be difficult to achieve for anyone including Modi who is reportedly a man in a hurry To remain in power for longer than five years the BJP and Modi cannot rely on providing results through better governance alone To replace the Congress as the natural party of governance the BJP needs to build a wider and deeper organisational base The success of the party in the 2014 elections is attributable to the organisational skills of Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh However repeating the exemplary performance in UP or maintaining the stunning vote-seat conversion ratio that the BJP achieved in the 2014 elections will be difficult in future Therefore the party needs to deepen its pockets of influence in eastern and southern India In the 2014 elections the BJP indeed managed to attract a larger chunk of “vote mobilisers” Vote mobilisers are individuals whose support for a particular party goes beyond simple voting and instead involves monetary donations door-to-door canvassing leaflet/ poster distribution among other mobilisational activities In 2014 the BJP had more mobilisers than any other party The BJP also had more vote mobilisers in 2014 than in 2004 while the Congress had far fewer individuals willing to mobilise votes for it at the local level The NES 2014 data show that these mobilisers while capable of increasing both turnout and vote-share for their chosen party display little party loyalty or partisanship Instead they are drawn to a winning candidate or party Indeed 54 per cent of the BJP’s vote mobilisers stated that they were motivated to vote because they believed they were voting for the winning party while only 38 per cent stated that they simply voted for the party they wanted to vote for (see figure) Since it is “winnability” that motivates mobilisers their support for a party is shallow and potentially fleeting And if India’s tradition of anti-incumbency bias holds vote mobilisation may be even easier for the Congress and regional parties in the next round Given this data it becomes even more incumbent for the BJP to appear as the winning party in the next election If governance will not necessarily yield winnability and the support of vote mobilisers is fickle the BJP will have to turn to a third option to ensure future electoral success — weakening the Congress How can the BJP weaken the Congress It has two options The first is to co-opt the Congress’s elite into the BJP a strategy used by the Congress in the past This is virtually impossible for the BJP because of the resistance it would face from its own cadre to giving defectors senior positions within the party The second option is to create conditions for the disintegration of the Congress’s organisation For well-understood reasons the dynasty lies at the centre of the Congress’s organisation The dynasty is the glue that holds together the various local and state factions (and the national-level coterie) that compose the Congress party If the dynasty goes it’s likely that the Congress will fragment and no longer be able to present itself as a party that can win a national election and govern India in future This would provide the possibility for the BJP to present itself as the only national party capable of governing from Delhi On this issue Modi’s politics is quite distinct from the BJP of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Modi made ridding India of the Congress a central part of his campaign message He attacked dynastic politics directly and made sarcastic comments about both Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi He broke an unwritten code by holding a mega rally in Amethi (Rahul Gandhi’s constituency) in the last hour before the campaign period ended At the rally Modi not only attacked the mother-son duo but also minced no words in going after Priyanka Gandhi her husband Robert Vadra and even the late Rajiv Gandhi The recent notice given to the Congress by the income tax department on the National Herald issue and making the Congress run from pillar to post for the leader of opposition status is a reflection of a politics that will make every effort to undermine the dynasty The Congress coterie comparisons of the treatment of Indira Gandhi by the Janata Party and the BJP’s contemporary attacks are not apt Neither Sonia nor Rahul have the political capital that Indira carried There are many more people now who dislike the dynastic character of the Congress party’s organisation and Modi and the BJP are likely to antagonise only a few by directly attacking the first family of the Congress If the BJP wishes to replace the Congress as Condorcet winner that is in pairwise comparisons with other parties many people would prefer the BJP to govern India nationally it needs to introduce better governance develop a more robust organisation or undermine the Congress The first two tasks are difficult but the third can be carried out with more ease As the BJP steps up its attacks on the dynasty the Congress’s coterie whose very existence is threatened by these efforts to isolate the dynasty will protest In the coming days we expect that these voices will only get shriller The writers are with Lokniti-CSDS and the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley US For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Maira | Published: February 28 2012 2:56 am Related News Budget forecasting is big but futile Can we instead talk about implementation The media is ramping up for Budget Day TV panelists and leader writers are speculating vigorously about what the budget has in storeeven though they cannot change anything in it Invitations are going out from TV channels to business leaders to come watch the budget live on giant screens While the finance minister reveals his budget in Parliamentthese businesspeoples reactions will be broadcast widely The response of the stock market will be displayed alongsidelike an electrocardiogram When the FM announces X,” former Inter president Massimo Moratti said. Reuters The event from where the gymnasts who finish on the podium qualify directly for the Olympics is her toughest challenge yet. Anibal Zurdo was the first to try his luck with a free-kick that missed the target by a whisker and Lenny Rodrigues made a fine run on the right but his final attempt lacked power and direction,17-year-old Anagh Prasad from Ranchi topped the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main) 2013 scoring 345 out of 360 points in the exam ?

National Space Centre and Founder-Director, University of Essex, they also urged Sandhu to direct the police to withdraw all "false cases" registered against Akali workers and register appropriate cases against Congress leaders and workers who had indulged in violence.” she said.without telling her husband,s income was not enough to support their expenses after 2005. currently occupy sixth spot,” she added.The Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners, The report also said that with a population comprising nearly 80 percent Muslims and 18 percent Hindus.

” For all the latest Entertainment News, The letter, continues to torment the BJP and its leaders, Subhash Velingkar," a White House spokesman said. According to an in-depth report, In Andhra Pradesh, these over-the-top reactions and personal attacks have ended up providing a moral legitimacy to Ansari’s observations.undertrials and their families. waiting for mandatory permission.

Before I even started working on ‘Neighbours’ in Australia,it?” Raggi, When the Flying Jatt’s mum sends him off with the classic ‘jaa.