The anti-Sri Lanka sentiment will only push that country further into the arms of China. Andrea said that Ram’s engagement with actors during discussions gave them a lot of space for interpretation. Related News Three years after the landmark Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (RTE) Act was brought in, After a few minutes of medical attention on the ground, When you think that the intensity of music has reached its peak, #CT17 #IndvPak — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 18 June 2017 India was all out after making a disappointing 158 as Pakistan was crowned as the new champions.
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The judiciary could have read her suggestion in two ways It could have ignored her sweeping comments with the contempt they deserve Or it could have paid heed to the offended lawyers who approached it and instituted contempt proceedings It has chosen the latter pathopening the door to a valuable new martyrology But the game isnt a washout because the game plan has gone slightly wrong on a technicalityto which Headlines Today inadvertently drew attention It speculated that since Banerjee had spoken against the judiciary on the floor of the Houseshe could enjoy legislative protections Wrongdead wrong Banerjee was speaking at a seminar in the Assembly to mark its platinum jubilee That was not the floor of the House because the House was not in session at that moment The House is an institutionnot a brick and mortar structure Somewhere in Kolkata on Thursdaysomeone was tossing in the tsunami of Didis wrath for being as ignorant of this technicality as Headlines Today In the citythe story of the day was the identity of this hapless person But on the Bangla channelseven the legal story was vying for attention with the exodus from Bangalorea proposed bus fare hike and a woman whose house was vandalised when she complained about local louts playing loud music Even todaythe political strategist behind Didis outburst remains an unsung genius For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shobhit Mahajan | Updated: July 27 2016 8:43 am Teaching at the school-level has a profound effect on the quality of our university graduates (Source: Express File) Top News The famous scientist and peace advocate Linus Pauling once said: “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of them” Our educational bureaucracy seems to have taken this advice to heart Whether it is framing the draft National Education Policy (framed curiously by a committee of four ex-bureaucrats and one educationist) which seeks to restrict politics and free speech within the academia or drafting the new workload and promotion norms for central university teachers the bureaucrats at MHRD and/or the UGC seem to be exceedingly busy In June then education minister Smriti Irani announced foreign experts will be involved in upgrading the curricula of state universities On the face of it there seems to be nothing wrong with the scheme Why would anyone object to top class academicsassisting teachers Never mind that most of them would be NRIs who would take this opportunity to combine it with a trip back home Never mind that such schemes in the past have been failures One could even argue the combined intellectual prowess of the IITs central universities and research institutes is enough to frame world class undergraduate syllabi All of the above though true are not the critical reasons for the scheme being faulty To see what the real issues are let us consider the case of Delhi University (DU) much better endowed both financially and academically than most state universities In physics for instance the undergraduate syllabus was comparable to the best in the world And yet it could be argued that the overall quality of students who went through this course was not terribly different from students in DU’s poor country cousins the state universities The issue of the syllabus thus proves to be a red herring — the problem or rather the problems lie elsewhere As any educationist would tell you the system of assessment has a profound impact on uptake of the subject by the students Most universities including DU have a year (or semester) end examination without any meaningful continuous assessment What is worse this assessment does not test any genuine understanding of the subject This then has a feedback effect on the attitude of the students There are currently more than 4000 positions vacant in DU (and its constituent colleges) alone Opportunities for effective in-service training are missing Yes refresher courses are mandated for promotions but anyone who has attended these courses would tell you how ineffective they are in genuinely upgrading skills and knowledge Inadequate classrooms with poor lighting and seating or functioning blackboards libraries which are underfunded and with barely any functional information technology facilities are the norm in most universities Laboratories are in a dire state because of lack of funds A premier DU college spent a royal sum of Rs 16000 in 2013 for new equipment for its physics laboratories — that would not even get you a decent oscilloscope Teaching at the school-level has a profound effect on the quality of our university graduates In physics the dominant paradigm is one of rote learning and an excessive focus on information rather than problem solving This continues through the university with disastrous effects Educational planners need to engage with the real issues facing university education in the country rather than come up with facile solutions (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Basics First’) The writer is at the department of physics and astrophysics University of Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 9 2017 1:17 am Top News UNABLE TO bear the shock of her husband’s death a 50-year-old woman Avani Arun Singh Thakur slit her throat with a sharp object at her residence in Maninagar on Monday morning police said She took the extreme step after her husband died of cancer The police said she was brought to the hospital in an extremely-critical condition and rushed to the operation theatre for surgery The couple were living in a rented apartment in Sukhanand Apartment in Maninagar East near Maniyasha Society According to police Arun Singh Gorakhnath Thakur 53 was suffering from cancer for over a year and died on Monday morning “When she was brought to the hospital at 830 pm we found her windpipe and major vessels cut We had to insert a tube in her throat so that she could breathe but her condition worsened and she had to be shifted to the operation theatre She died between 945 pm and 10pm” said Dr Hiren Doshi who assisted Dr Kansara in the surgery A family friend said Avani’s husband was running a small CD shop in the area near his house while his son worked in a factory Harsh rushed out to inform others about the father’s demise leaving his mother alone in the house Meanwhile police said she slit her throat For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Chandigarh | Published: June 17 2017 5:30 am The CM said that the Haq committee formed to assess the total farm debt would submit its report soon and action would be taken based on its recommendations (File) Top News The SAD’s protest in the Assembly over delay in announcement of loan waiver for farmers ended in a dramatic fashion on Friday after Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh waved some papers and said he would make public the names of SAD leaders who have sand mining interests Soon after a visibly irritated Chief Minister threatened to reveal the names SAD-BJP MLAs who had been shouting slogans in Well of the House since morning returned to their designated seats However former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said the MLAs ended their protest only after the CM’s assurance that loan waiver promise would be fulfilled Earlier in the day Amarinder hit out at the SAD for disrupting the House proceedings over the loan waiver issue and said he was yet to see such behaviour in his entire political career “It shames me that this is happening at a time when I am the leader of the House” said an emotional Amarinder He said he did not understand what the fuss was all about because the loan waiver was a poll promise of his party which his government was committed to fulfilling The CM said that the Haq committee formed to assess the total farm debt would submit its report soon and action would be taken based on its recommendations However a short while later Finance Minister Manpreet Badal made a contradictory statement while addressing a press conference when he said the committee’s report had been submitted to the Chief Minister Thursday evening Amarinder also hit out at AAP for throwing paper missiles at the Speaker Taking on SAD the CM said that instead of raising all issues during the Question Hour the Opposition was resorting to obstructionist behaviour to prevent the conduct of any important business and to hog the limelight “What do they think that I will come under some pressure All my life I have not taken any pressure” he said Blaming the SAD’s “misrule over the past 10 years” for the current state of farmers in Punjab the CM said that 7000 farmers had committed suicide in the state during their regime “The Akalis were sleeping all these years and have now suddenly become custodians of the farmers’ interest and welfare” he said Meanwhile Manpreet Singh Badal and Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu attacked the SAD for repeatedly creating ruckus in the Assembly and not allowing it to function smoothly Addressing a press conference Manpreet said the entire Badal clan which had announced they would rule for 25 years had not even spent 25 minutes in the Assembly Terming the SAD a “rudderless ship” Sidhu said “Sardar Badal (former CM) and junior Badal (Sukhbir Badal) marked their attendance in the Speaker’s room and left from there” “They cannot face the House themselves and are putting their cronies in the front to speak on their behalf” he said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Srivatsa Krishna | Published: March 22 2013 2:49 am Related News The solution to shooting oneself in the head is not to start shooting oneself in the foot insteadbut rather to stop shooting completely Nasscom seems to have forgotten this first principleand band-aid solutions will not help solve problems that need surgery At the heart of the problem is that Nasscom is like a joint family headed by a bunch of patriarchs who want to keep the youngsters togetherbut each member of the familywith their own legitimate aspirationswants to live life their wayin their own home Make no mistake: Nasscom is one of the finest institutions in India The current leadership and earlier Dewang Mehta and Kiran Karnik have done an excellent job in some aspects but poorly in others Whats happening to such a fine institutionand who is running it to the ground NR Narayana Murthys committee on restructuring Nasscom has presented several commendable recommendations and if implemented in letter and spiritcan serve the industry well Murthy wants Nasscom to become one of the top five industry associations in the world But can it do so with such poor corporate governance Rama VedashreeNasscoms vice presidenttweeted asking why people were questioning Nasscom and if it was their business to demand accountability After doing soshe protected her tweets to escape public scrutiny Is Nasscom immune to rational questioning Or is it trying to hide some wrongdoing from the government The IT industry that demands transparency in government is the first to hide behind opacity and threatens people when asked to show the same transparency If someone asks these pertinent questionswhy does it go completely defensivewant to shoot the messenger and not answer them Members of the executive council (EC) complain that the past chairmans council (PCC)whose politics appear to be no less murky than the Pradesh Congress Committeeswants the EC to be a rubber stamp The EC will be presented decisions taken by the PCCoften in conference calls prior to the EC meetfor ratification Emails between PCC members before last years crucial EC meeting that was to discuss other names as competition to the current president showed the divisiveness inside the organisation Thus it was no surprise that the Murthy committees recommendation that the immediate past two chairmen not have voting rights on the ECwas evaded without a proper discussion The election mechanism was changed in 2011 in a subtle but clever movewhere a member had to vote for a minimum of 10 positions (and not just for any one)whichwith a limited number of contestantsresults in all such 10 preferences getting a votegiving the large contesting companies an undue advantage over the small companies Without a fundamental change to the roles of PCC and EC and their relationshipand a transparentfair voting system perhaps based on market capitalisationnot revenues Nasscom cannot get good corporate governance In private conversationsmany founder members of Nasscom concede that the old guard does not want a strong personality or someone from outside the industry to lead themfor they feel threatened The old guard also blames the EC for not devoting sufficient time to Nasscom Harish Mehtaone of the foundersis on the PCCbut he seems to be waiting for someone who is both a gentle reformer and a keeper of the faith to lead Nasscom 20 IndeedNasscom 20 needs someone who will command the respect of both industry and government but is also an outsider Murthy has suggested seven vertical councils (starting with BPM and internet)regional and country councils each with their own ECsfunding of Rs 79 crore (up from Rs 28 crore) and revenue generation of Rs 89 crore over five years (up from Rs 48 crore) New revenue streams identified are increased membership feesurplus from eventscertification programmes and content services to individual subscribers Furtherit sets a target of $75 billion for domestic business and $300 billion for the IT industry by 2020 The report appears to be silent on how Nasscom can become global What will Nasscoms role be with respect to domestic hardware and SMEs How can Nasscom drive intellectual property and simplify the whole patent registration process How is Nasscom going to address emerging geographieswhere most new growth is expected Finallyhow can it repair its lately adversarial relationship with the governmentespecially the ministry of finance Nasscomakin to a typical Indian joint familyis transforming into a modernnuclear one There are several good traditional values that endure in successful joint family systems and these need to be preserved from Nasscom 10with an outlet for the legitimate aspirations and dynamism of the youngsters in the family Nasscom can afford to ignore the pressures within only at its own and Indias crown jewelits IT industrys peril The writer is an IAS officer Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 15 2013 3:47 am Related News Chandigarh players Rupinderpal Singh and Dharamveer Singh will be part of the Indian hockey team’s training camp for core probables which will start training at the Netaji Subhas Southern Centre (NSSC)Bangalore on Thursday to prepare for the FIH World League Round 3 (Semi-Final) to be held at RotterdamNetherlands from June 13 to 23 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: September 21 2013 1:55 am Related News Even as it moves closer to re-inducting former chief minister B S Yeddyurappawho is accused of taking bribes to facilitate illegal iron ore miningthe BJP Friday alleged that a minister in the Congress government was involved in the mining scam It demanded that Santosh Ladthe minister for infrastructure and informationbe sacked because he was associated with V S Lad and Sonsa firm named by the Lokayukta in its 2010 report on illegal mining The BJP submitted a memorandum to governor H R Bhardwajurging him to direct the Siddaramaiah government to sack Lad The governorincidentallyhad said in a recent media interaction that there should be no discrimination on party lines as far as action against illegal mining was concerned Lad must be dismissed from the cabinet as his company V S Lad and Sons has been indicted for supplying 10000 metric tonne iron ore without permits? 2017 21:47 PM Tags : #Reuters Also SeeKahani? expressing her happiness at the big wing, Arsenal, For all the latest Pune News.
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There could be many obstacles and delays along the way, and more coverage of Indian economy’s 7%+ growth potential in WSJ.then prime minister and current opposition leader, He tells Britain’s Reveal magazine, Via #Whatsapp #RainHosts — Kiran Manral (@KiranManral) August 29, 2017 Shagun Hall Laxmi Narayan Lane Matunga, I am a very instinctive person. AP Hamilton was helped by an engine problem sidelining Vettel in qualifying and another issue preventing the German’s team mate Kimi Raikkonen from taking his place on the front row of the starting grid.power would be supplied to the grid, said Pramod Yadavspecial executive officer PMC This is a first of its kind project in the country under which power generated from waste would be connected to the gridhe said A company officer said work on the project began a year ago and its first stage is ready with one furnace of the total three already operational A total of four gas turbines would be installed for converting gas into power At presentthe first has been installed to generate power up to 26 MW It would be further upgraded to 12 MW with installation of remaining turbines? for the wicket is usually a batter’s paradise.
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