“You have been serving the nation this far and we want you to serve the nation further.appearing for NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan, A joint statement by separatist leaders said Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee formed by trade and business bodies and civil society experts to look into the issue (of GST implementation) and safeguard any further dilution of the special status is a welcome step. On ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’,announced his departure in a statement.it is Delhi?

Lava. There also seems some degree of one upmanship in hosting garden parties. GTU vice-chancellor Akshai Aggarwal told The Indian Express that while GTU would be providing infrastructure like classrooms for the programme,15th seed Kevin Anderson Top News India’s Yuki Bhambri suffered a disappointing loss against?” an Asian Boxing Confederation official told PTI. one of the state’s largest investment proposals, Unless I collaborate. This one has to go out into the international markets So you have to collaborate with someone who’s international You don’t take up a subject like the Mahabharat and make it any less It should be on the scale of a Baahubali or an even larger one” At present Shah Rukh is busy with his next untitled project directed by Imtiaz Ali The actor would be seen sharing the screen space with Anushka Sharma Post Imtiaz Ali film Shah Rukh would begin shooting for Anand L Rai’s film in which SRK would be playing a dwarf For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: March 16 2016 12:00 am Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi center walks along with other lawmakers of her National League for Democracy party as they leave after a regular session of the lower house of parliament in Naypyitaw Myanmar (AP Photo) Top News She is not able to become president but Aung San Suu Kyi may well have secured for herself and her party the National League for Democracy (NLD) as much of real power to effect change as possible after Myanmar’s first democratic national election in 25 years This within a system where although the military has relinquished control of government and parliament it hasn’t removed itself from having its say on important issues Given the NLD’s overwhelming majority the election of Htin Kyaw Suu Kyi’s close aide as Myanmar’s first civilian head of state in 50 years is not a surprise What is more significant is the extent to which having Kyaw occupy the highest constitutional office would allow Suu Kyi to be “above the president” as she has said earlier implying that the president would be her proxy Article 59F of the 2008 constitution allegedly aimed at Suu Kyi disqualifies from the presidency anyone whose close family members hold foreign passports To be amended or suspended this article would have required a more than 75 per cent majority in parliament where the military has reserved 25 per cent of the seats for itself Kyaw’s election implies that negotiations on this didn’t get far However it also means Suu Kyi will not be bound by the likely conditions the military would have laid down for cooperation Instead the generals will now be uneasy about the scope and pace of reform the NLD may push With a quarter of the seats the military cannot block legislation but it can prevent constitutional amendments Suu Kyi’s test will be in steering the government between the generals and Myanmar’s thirst for change Whether she can avoid confrontation is debatable given that the key security ministries of defence home and border affairs will remain in the army’s control The NLD now faces two big challenges: One reforming and reinvigorating the economy Two integrating the country Apart from Myanmar’s problem with insurgents this also means finding effective humanitarian answers to issues like the plight of the Rohingyas on which even the NLD hasn’t been forthcoming Myanmar has come a long way since the infamous 1990 election as also from the quasi-civilian government installed in 2011 As New Delhi prepares for a new diplomatic era with Naypyidaw from March 31 India can feel vindicated Resisting international pressure Delhi had decided to engage with the junta and help Myanmar rehabilitate itself among nations While Delhi’s move was also necessitated by Beijing’s near-complete sway over Naypyidaw then Myanmar has now rewarded India and democratic observers for keeping the faith For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Neelkanth Mishra | Published: October 4 2013 2:29 am Related News How India is using the opportunities in a weak currencyin terms of import substitution and a spurt in exports A weak currency helps growthand is in many ways equivalent to monetary easing One recalls the fear of currency wars not long back: it seemed as if the developed countries were in a game of competitive currency devaluation in their desperation to get their economic vitality back This view took a backseat when the reverse started to happenand the currencies of developing economies went into a free-fall In Indiathe precipitous decline of the rupee between May and August created panicvery similar to a run on a bank But now that some stability has returnedwe can evaluate the beneficial impact on the economy The opportunities clearly lie in import substitution and exports as local manufacturing costs fall with the rupees decline To understand the substitution argument betterCredit Suisse research divided Indias import basket into four categories based on the reason for importation: unavailabilityincapabilitylack of capacity and lack of cost competitiveness Of theseIndian manufacturers were able to benefit from the weak currency only in the lack of cost competitiveness category Unfortunately for Indiathe first three categories accounted for more than 85 per cent of imports last year Imports of goods that the country just does not havesuch as crude oilgoldcoking coalcopper and potassium fertiliserwere almost two-thirds of Indias import basket Another 12 per cent were imports of goods that India cannot makeincluding cellphonescomputersaircraft and high-end cars These categories of imports would only fall with a decline in priceswhen local demand weakenedor regulators imposed restrictions (as they have done with gold) Due to lack of capacityfor examplein some types of chemicalssteel or automotive partswere 12 per cent of the import basket In some of these categoriessuch as steelcapacity growth is picking upand substitution is happeningthough at a slow pace The lack of cost competitiveness group was only 13 per cent of total imports last yearbut at about $42 billionit was not a small amount in absolute terms Among other thingsit included low-tech consumer appliancessome types of capital goods and pharmaceutical ingredients Some of these sectors have already started to see substitution A much larger opportunity lies in exports: the higher the proportion of rupee-based costs for an exporterthe larger the advantage of a weak currency For examplea copper smelter that imports copper concentrate and exports copper would not gain muchas it has 98 per cent of its costs in US dollars On the other handas almost two-thirds of the costs in two-wheeler manufacturing are denominated in rupeestwo-wheeler exports get a boost In factthere are some exciting changes afoot in the automotive sector Indian two-wheeler manufacturers are making deep inroads into the growing markets of Africa and Latin America The currency of course helpsbut they have also improved productivity substantially It is remarkable that despite sharp increases in the prices of metalsrubber and labour over the last two decadesthe rupee price of a motorcycle is pretty much what it was when I became capable of riding one in the mid-1990sand yet the mileagedesign and power are better than before Small-car manufacturing is a classic example of demand creating supply Now that domestic car demand has reached a level that makes the market attractive for global automakersmost foreign brands have entered India But with high imported contentthe rupees weakness makes it difficult for them to compete against well-entrenched manufacturers that have high levels of indigenisation The new entrants cannot indigenise more until they get sufficient scale locally: a chicken and egg situation The solution is exports: an increasing number of car makers are making India a small-car export hub A fifth of all small cars manufactured are already exportedand this proportion is likely to rise sharply in the coming years Take IT services: the salaries of entry-level Infosys engineers have been unchanged for six years In US dollar termsthey are back to 2005 levels There has been a sharp surge in the supply of engineers as intake capacity in colleges has more than doubled over the last six years Some question the quality of this expanded cohortbut such cynicism ignores the fact that if quality was inversely proportional to the quantity of graduating engineersit would have been falling steadily for two decades The volume growth in IT may not just happen with Indian companiesbut also with global firms increasing the size of their India operations The real surprise in Indias export story over the last few years has been agriculture Agriculture exports have soared from $18 bn to $41 bn in three years Many were surprised that India was the largest beef exporter in the world last yearand beef export volume is expected to rise another 20 per cent this year The rise in wheat and rice exports is likely the result of rising production with stagnating demand After allwith rising automation (people cycling instead of walkingusing tractorsetc)the per capita consumption of cereals is falling in India but grain production keeps rising The surplus rots in godowns until there is no other option but to export From a purely economic perspectivethe farmer is the strongest beneficiary of a weaker rupeeas his cost base is almost purely in rupees There are several categories of exports that should benefit as wellincluding textiles and bulk drugs But these changes will only play out over a period of time: capital markets and exchange rates may move at the speed of thoughtbut the real business response to these changes is a lot slower It could take several monthsfor examplefor an exporter to expand capacityget ordersmanufacture and export In the last four decadesIndias exports have declined only in six yearsand mostly after a global crisis At 24 per cent of GDPgoods and services exports are now a meaningful part of Indias economy (for comparisonChina is at 31 per cent) Even if they grow by 10 per centthey can add up to 1 percentage point to reported GDP growth We could thus see a growth surprise driven by exportsand the RBIin its policy decisionsshould already be factoring it in The writer is the India Equity Strategist for Credit Suisse For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sabyasachi Bandopdhyay | Kolkata | Published: November 1 2012 6:37 am Related News Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may have declared a war against introducing set-top boxes in the state but she is not exactly taking any chances against a possible television blackout from Thursday A day after she urged the people of the state not to go in for set-top boxesit has emerged that Mamata has herself ordered for set-top boxes for the 85 television sets at the Writers Building where she spends most of the day This will ensure that the chief minister and her ministerial colleagues as well as top officials get to see television without any disruption While set-top boxes have already been installed for the television sets in the chief ministers chamber as well as those in the CMOthe executive engineer of the PWD in charge of cable TV has been ordered to tell the operator for Writers Building to convert all the television sets in the state secretariat into digital ones The chief minister mostly watches news but in the evenings she sometimes watches popular Bengali serials The chief minister cannot be denied flow of information because of the new system and so we did not take any risk? he said. 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2016 11:16 pm Aditi Ashok has also qualified for LPGA membership through Q-School last week.too. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 13, Few days ago, Shivrajyabhishekh Samiti chief Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje and NCP’s Sunil Tatkare, 2017 02:15:13 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.” said Ashoke Pandit. Top News Parents are often driven to an impromptu musical-circus-acrobatic-mime-dance in their effort to feed the children. They found a ledger entry in his laptop stating that on 16 November 2012, Manisha Jasbir from the Congress has been the ward councillor in this seat reserved for women.

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