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It was not known how long he will be away from the squad. download Indian Express App ? “One doesn’t visit a restaurant for good interiors or gigs.endeavour to create a consensus but states cannot indefinitely? “ Applications have been sent to Mantralaya seeking grants to rebuild the compound. something good comes out of a seemingly ugly or evil event.join the mainstream? The good Taliban are now welcome in Delhi The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: August 6 2012 3:38 pm Related News “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson was spotted in public for the first time since his girlfriend Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal with a married director emerged The 26-year-old heartthrob was seen clubbing at The Deer Lodge in OjaiCaliforniareported Radar Online “I’ve been told by several people that Robert Pattinson was here enjoying the music with his friends He seemed in good spirits I wasn’t on that night so I didn’t personally see himbut several others did” an employee at the bar said Pattinsonwho reportedly hid at his “Water for Elephants” co-star Reese Witherspoon’s vacation ranch in Ojaiwas there with some girl pals “He wasn’t moping and the girls were definitely just his friend The girls were drunk and literally danced on the floor The girls were nice” an eyewitness said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Monika Madugula | Mumbai | Published: July 23 2017 3:56 am City-based Raah Geer conducts night walks in Kamathipura a forgotten but “historically rich” part of the city Top News AS DUSK sets in a small section of the city awakens in Kamathipura south-central Mumbai Cars with potential clients stand parked along the streets as loudspeakers blare hit Bollywood numbers and women wait — a scene common to Mumbai’s red light district But there is more to Kamathipura’s 14 dingy alleys than what is immediately visible said Deepa Nandi An architect and the founder of Raah Geer — a city walk organisation — Nandi conducts night walks in Kamathipura a forgotten but “historically rich” part of the city “Every person and every lane in Kamathipura has a story to tell The two-hour tour which is conducted every three months is aimed at sensitising Mumbaikars about the dying regions of Mumbai and their stories The tour takes participants across the 14 lanes which are divided according to linguistic and cultural backgrounds of the sex workers” said Nandi “People from different walks of life have been a part of these night walks and it is highly rewarding to see them transform by the end of it” she added These walks conducted on weekend evenings feature glimpses of the 150-year-old colonial structures Additionally the participants get to interact with the sex workers thereby allowing them to know more about the place which is infused with a rich culture and history “I visited the place in July last year and I saw people living in shambles struggling to make ends meet Sex trade has become their only means of livelihood because society has created a barrier and it is difficult for them to rise above it” said Thane-based Mohnish Yadav Another participant called the walk a “real eye opener” He said in his interactions with the sex workers he learnt of the stories of poverty and homelessness abound in these alleyways While many Mumbaikars prefer not to talk about Kamathipura Nandi has managed to highlight its charm and history by conducting heritage walks for those willing to look beyond its notoriety She also conducts walks in the deeper pockets of the city which lends itself to various historical and cultural interpretations The upcoming tours include the Dhobi Ghat of Mahalaxmi and various bazaars of Mumbai Have a comment or suggestion for Mumbai By Night Write to [email protected] with subject line: Mumbai By Night For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: May 11 2015 12:00 am Related News The Narendra Modi government is reportedly working on reorienting the country’s agricultural subsidy architecture to make it WTO-compliant The recasting of agricultural and food-security support is a long-overdue reform But while we need to move away from wasteful consumption and input subsidies that distort incentives and decision-making the quantum of government support for the sector should not come down Given the low growth rate of agriculture and increasing distress because of low crop realisations which are in turn largely due to depressed global prices and production setbacks on account of bad weather we need more money flowing to the farm sector But this should be targeted at increasing productivity — spending on rural roads agricultural R&D irrigation infrastructure warehousing must be increased — and providing insurance while the fertiliser and input subsidy regime as well as the public distribution and procurement system are rethought As pointed out by the Shanta Kumar panel it isn’t worth spending approximately Rs 115000 crore annually on a food security programme with almost 50 per cent leakage and where grain is p urchased from hardly 6 per cent of India’s farmers — procurement only touches the lives of surplus wheat and rice producers in a few states Further delivering food security doesn’t require physically procuring stocking and distributing say rice at the economic cost of Rs 30/ kg and then selling it at Rs 3 A significant part of this rice naturally finds its way into the open market where prices are Rs 25/ kg or higher Instead of the government procuring vast quantities of wheat and rice poor consumers who still consume more than their entitlement of grain would be better off given the subsidy in cash — using Aadhaar-seeded Jan Dhan bank accounts — which they can use to transact in a less-denuded market The government could keep maintaining a strategic stockpile of grain to counter price volatility As far as farm support is concerned we should dismantle the input subsidy regime let farmers take market-linked decisions and move to a per-acre subsidy and insurance system But this would require an overhaul of land records first It is well known that the urea subsidy is fiscally unsustainable both for the government and the industry besides encouraging nutrient usage damaging for soil health In the long run the farmers are the losers While the solutions are well known reform can be painful in the short run The land bill being seen — rightly or wrongly — as anti-farmer has constricted the government’s elbow room Whether it will be able to effect these reforms in a timely manner is anopen question For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Margao | Updated: October 18 2017 8:55 am Mali threashed Iraq 5-1 (Source: AP) Related News Iraq coach Qahtan Chither has accused Mali of fielding a team that looked like an Under-23 team in their Round-of-16 defeat on Tuesday Iraq were thrashed 5-1 by an extremely powerful Mali outfit in a very one-sided contest that never got going And asked specifically about how his team had struggled to contend with Mali’s tall defenders Chither didn’t hold back about his assessment of his rivals “We knew that Mali had very good players But sometimes it’s unfair especially when it comes to the physicality of the players There is a big difference between the African teams and others They sometimes look like they are the U-23 team and not the U-17 Its quite visible in the way they play the way they shoot and their ability You can’t compare them with the U-17 sides” he said Chither though said that “football was about fair play” and the Iraqis would not be filing any official complaint against the Malians Mali coach Jonas Komla didn’t take too lightly to his counterpart’s allegations citing that there were rules in place to put a check on age-fraud and that “it was always important to accept the result” in football “When it comes to this competition there are certain rules when it comes to age and they are all tested by FIFA So when it comes to the result you have to accept it in the spirit of football” said Komla A FIFA official at the ground meanwhile questioned the Iraqi coach’s strong comments saying if Chither did have a grouse he should have brought it up before the match “He came for the press conference yesterday and didn’t say a word about the Mali players They lose 5-1 and suddenly they all look Under-23 FIFA has strict rules in place and uses wrist scans for all players to determine their age in the build-up to a tournament” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Radhika Ramaswamy | Mumbai | Published: March 7 2017 4:10 am The prisons department has 588 hectares of agricultural land under it across the state Express photo Top News PRISON agriculture in Maharashtra has gone beyond just a rehabilitation and reformation programme for prisoners The prison agricultural production across 29 prisons in the state has grown leaps and bounds and stands at almost Rs 4 crore in 2016 as compared to Rs 254 crore two years ago The profits from production has also increased by 15-20 per cent Across the 588 hectares of agricultural land held by the prisons department the last year saw new technologies more suitable crops and implementation of schemes in coordination with government departments the agriculture university and NGOs Every year over 800 prisoners are engaged in agricultural activities and avail remissions based on the number of days they work on a farm Sanjay Phadtare Technical Officer Agriculture Prisons (Maharashtra) said “Farming is the most sought-after activity among prisoners It gives them remissions Besides they are not working within four walls Remissions and exemptions are given to those that are serving life imprisonment and depending on the number of days he works in the field and his conduct he will avail remissions The more he works the less days he spends in the jail” The prisoners receive wages anywhere between Rs 40 and Rs 55 per day Last year a total of Rs 8329 lakh in wages were paid to prisoners engaged in farming steep rise compared to previous years B K Upadhyay Additional DG and IG Prisons (Maharashtra) said “We have about 800 hectares of land available of which over 500 are agricultural land 57 per cent of which is under irrigation and rest are rain-fed While the farming programme was started as a rehabilitation activity it has gained a lot of momentum with a variety of produces plantation and allied activities being undertaken by us” From the traditional cereal cultivation like rice and wheat most prisons have now started producing fenugreek spinach Rajgira tomato potato onion ginger and pumpkin In Pune’s Yerawada jail a large area is dedicated to banana tissue culture and mushroom production besides citrus plantation in Morshi prison and even mulberry plantation in Visapur jail Sandalwood plantation is also being undertaken in a few prisons including Yerawada and Nashik Bamboo mango teak jamun and been are also being planted in the available forest area Also undertaken on a large scale are goat farming poultry horticulture dairy and fisheries “From 2014-2016 we received a funding of about Rs 144 crore from the government and we have been using it to enhance technology and increase wages” said Phadtare The department apart from improving the quality of seeds and fertilisers has invested in drip irrigation over 20 tractors farm equipment electric motors and pumps new crops and seed production new irrigation methods and even organic farming such as vermi-compost and also biogas plants A soil analysis was also undertaken with the help of fertilisers that resulted in enhanced production “Earlier the rates of the produce from our farms were low Now we go by the APMC rates Therefore the produce gets proper rates While some of the produce is consumed in jails the rest is sold in the market While we have supervisors within the prison we get help and training from agricultural departments nearby institutes and even local farmers to improve the skills of prisoners” added Phadtare According to the department more funds have been sought from the government “Currently of the 55 jails 29 have land for farming most of which are open prisons We are also planning to manufacture agricultural equipment also within the prison premises to make us more self-sufficient” added Upadhyay [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSrinagar: A gunfight began on Friday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district officials said Police said that security forces closed in on Arwani village in Kulgam district following specific information about the presence of militants there "As the security forces closed on the hiding militants they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter which is now going on" According to reports a group of Three-four Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants are trapped inside the cordon laid by the security forces Meanwhile civilian protests have started in the village to disrupt the operation against the hiding militants Share This Article Related Article Appearing for the petitioner club, 2016 4:37 am Top News The Centre has appointed four former members of Parliament from Gujarat as independent directors on the boards of four public sector undertakings. and involvement in Indian politics.

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