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But that only made the accounts operational.each card has an embedded microprocessor that reads and processes the data on the type of ticket bought.we won’t strike a balance, adds Gupte For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Hollywood | Published: September 21 2017 10:43 am (Representational) Related News Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home where nine patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning The Agency for Health Care Administration said on Wednesday that it suspended the license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills The agency previously banned the facility from admitting new patients and from receiving Medicaid The home filed a lawsuit trying to block those orders Eight patients died on September 13 three days after Hurricane Irma hit South Florida and knocked out a transformer that powered the home’s air conditioner A ninth died on Tuesday The state said four of the deceased had body temperatures between 107 (416 Celsius) and 109 (427 Celsius) degrees Home officials say they used coolers fans ice and other means to cool the patients For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Associated Press | London | Updated: June 11 2015 12:19 pm A Monday Oct 8 2001 photo from files of Dr Tim Hunt winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in a laboratory in London The Nobel Prize-winning British scientist has apologized Wednesday June 10 2015 for saying the “trouble with girls” working in science labs is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science (Source: AP) Top News A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist has resigned after his comments on ‘girls’ working in science labs has caused widespread outrage Tim Hunt 72 said that the “trouble with girls” working in science labs is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science He made the comments at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea according to audience members Connie St Louis of London’s City University tweeted that Hunt said when women work alongside men in labs “you fall in love with them they fall in love with you and when you criticize them they cry” Hunt joint recipient of the 2001 Nobel for medicine said he was trying to be humorous He told BBC radio on Wednesday that he was “really really sorry I caused any offense” Then he added: “I did mean the part about having trouble with girls” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News the road remained unusually deserted. It is an extremely thrilling experience and live performances give you a different high. in fact, The apex court’s verdict will have a significant effect particularly on politicians, the 33-year-old had qualified for Olympics by virtue of reaching the final on the second day of the competition. where only Narsingh Yadav bagged a quota place for the country in men’s 74kg freestyle. Naik has always maintained that his speech was taken out of context and media is trying to put him in a bad light by being ‘devilish’.However Naik’s reluctance to return to India have only raised more suspicion The Narendra Modi government’s decision to end Haj subsidy — the nature and amount of which Mecca-bound Muslim pilgrims never knew — has been welcomed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike India is a secular state It is secular because Indian society has always been secular – not because Indira Gandhi introduced the word "secularism" in the Preamble of the Constitution It is befitting therefore for the secular Indian state that it must stop funding religious activities of all kinds The next course for the government should to withdraw itself from administration of religious institutions like Hindu temples which can use their funds to transform themselves into universities of music dance and Indic literature It must also end subsidy for the Mansarovar Yatra which was doubled from Rs 25000 in 2015 by the Akhilesh Yadav government and doubled again to Rs 100000 per person in 2017 by the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh Karnataka gives Rs 20000 per person for pilgrimage to Chardham: Badrinath Kedarnath Gangothri and Yamunotri The Indian state must also stop funding Hindu festivals Currently it spends up to Rs 5000 crore on Mahakumbh at Ujjain alone In 2013 the Manmohan Singh government diverted Rs 800 crore – which was meant for irrigation and urban development in Uttar Pradesh – towards organising the Kumbh in Allahabad It is not the job of the secular state to fund religious festivals though building fundamental infrastructure such as roads or water and electricity supply lines can be justified The amount spent by the Indian state on Haj subsidy which was Rs 405 crore in 2016 down from Rs 680 crore in 2013 – is not even a fraction of what is spent on Hindu festivals Representational image Reuters The Indian state must also withdraw from the management of Haj This is necessary because it has led to politicisation of a matter that is purely religious Haj committees set up by governments in different states have become corridors of politics and must be abolished Since the number of Haj pilgrims from different countries is set by Saudi Arabia which Indian Muslim goes for the annual pilgrimage can be decided through a lottery system Once a pilgrim gets a token number they should be free to book their flight and travel to Mecca for Haj possibly through private operators Currently Saudi Arabia permits 175025 Indian Muslims for Haj This is not a vast number Each of these pilgrims can manage their flight travel food and stay The All India Muslim Personal Law Board which welcomed the termination of Haj subsidy made a telling remark: "The subsidy was not given to those going on Haj but it was for Air India that is running in losses It was an eyewash Muslims were cheated in the name of the subsidy" People created governments to better their life But governments became too big and a necessary evil The government must stop forcing Haj pilgrims to travel by the state-run airline Once Haj pilgrims are permitted to buy their tickets from different airlines it will unleash competition between different private carriers The cost of air ticket is bound to crash The actual discount or subsidy if you will will be much higher benefitting the Haj pilgrims If the current government doesn’t stop forcing Indians Muslims to travel by the state-run Air India and does not cease funding Hindu festivals it opens itself to a charge that the ending of Haj subsidy is a communal act meant to consolidate Hindu votes Even though the decision follows from a Supreme Court directive the fact remains that Haj subsidy – and not subsidies for Mansarovar Yatra or Kumbh festivals – has been a potent political issue benefitting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Announcing the decision to withdraw Haj subsidy on 16 January Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said: "Haj subsidy funds will be used for educational empowerment of girls and women of minority community" It is understandable that democracies must give welfare benefits to those who lag in life but there is a serious issue with this statement This means the Modi government which was thought to be different from the previous so-called secular ones believes in appeasement of communities In a secular republic communities cannot be a criterion of policies The only criterion must be the citizen Any Indian – irrespective of caste and religion – and living below the poverty line (BPL) should get welfare benefits Since Muslims are poor they will automatically be the major beneficiary of welfare policies Do not start a new minority politics while ending the Haj subsidy Tufail Ahmad is Senior Fellow for Islamism and Counter-Radicalization Initiative at the Middle East Media Research Institute Washington DC He tweets @tufailelif By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 21 2017 2:24 am Top News THE THANE crime branch has arrested two persons with 43 kg weed worth Rs 525 lakh The accused have been identified as Nakulsingh Rajput (23) and Mahendra Singh (26) both residents of Solapur The police are now trying to find out the source of the contraband an officer said The Thane crime branch on Tuesday received a tip-off that the two accused would be coming to hotel Amar Garden near Mumbra with weed the officer said A team then laid a trap at the spot and the two were apprehended “They were carrying four bags On opening the bags we found there was 43 kg of weed in it worth Rs 525 lakh” said an officer A case was registered against the men at the Kalwa police station following which they were placed under arrest [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arvind Virmani Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: July 29 2015 6:35 am Regardless of which of our proposed structures is adopted we want to emphasise that it is important that the RBI have both the responsibility and accountability for monetary policy Related News As India moves towards the implementation of an inflation-targeting mechanism the debate about the structure of this policy has intensified Till date monetary policy has been the exclusive domain of the RBI and within the RBI under the exclusive and sole discretion of the governor To be sure the RBI has a large and competent staff that gives inputs to the governor In addition the governor has a seven-member technical advisory committee (TAC) composed of non-RBI experts who deliberate on and recommend monetary policy including repo rates to the RBI However the RBI is not bound by the TAC’s recommendations In this regard the RBI governor has complete and absolute authority on monetary policy as do his counterparts in Latin America (for example Brazil Chile Mexico) and New Zealand (a partial list of countries where the central bank governor has absolute authority) In March 2011 the previous UPA government appointed a nine-member Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) under the chairmanship of former Supreme Court judge Justice BN Srikrishna The commission was to decide on various regulatory aspects of Indian financial institutions including the RBI Justice Srikrishna had just completed (June 2010) a tenure for the UPA government on the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh which eventually did happen in 2014 UPA finance ministers (P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee) consistently had problems with RBI governors Possibly because of these strained relationships the FSLRC seemed to endorse the view that the RBI’s wings needed to be clipped and then some In the first FSLRC report (V10 March 2013) the proposal for monetary policy implementation was as follows: “…the creation of an MPC [monetary policy committee] that would determine the policy interest rate In addition to the chairperson and one executive member of the board the MPC would have five external members Of these five two would be appointed by the Central government in consultation with the chairperson while the remaining three would be appointed solely by the Central government” However V10 did allow the RBI governor veto power over MPC decisions under “extreme circumstances” The FSLRC’s V10 was a mixture of vote and veto — two members from the RBI (governor and deputy governor for economics and monetary policy) two external members selected by the governor and three selected by the Central government All five would however formally be appointed by the Central government (ministry of finance or MoF) Implicitly four of the five external members of the MPC would have to agree to a course of action different from the governor’s to override him Subsequently the RBI’s Urjit Patel Committee report in January 2014 recommended an MPC with a different balance The report advocated inflation-targeting along with an MPC and the latter was to be constituted as follows: “The governor of the RBI will be the chairman of the MPC the deputy governor in charge of monetary policy will be the vice chairman and the executive director in charge of monetary policy will be a member Two other members will be external to be decided by the chairman and vice chairman on the basis of demonstrated expertise and experience in monetary economics macroeconomics central-banking financial markets public finance and related areas” This report was noteworthy for the fact that it would be near-identical in its power structure to the present no-MPC structure that is the RBI is in control Even if both external members of the MPC disagreed with the governor he would always have at least a 3-2 majority On July 23 the FSLRC responded with its Version 20 of the MPC which would comprise of three members of the RBI (instead of two earlier) and four external members nominated by the MoF — and no extreme circumstances and no veto power This recommendation goes against almost any definition of an independent central bank — and in our view will not be acceptable to the MoF or the government The table lists the practice of monetary policy in 15 selected countries As is well-known the US system of setting rates is based on “consensus” with seven of the 12 FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) members being selected by the president and ratified by the Senate The other five rotational members are regional bank heads and are therefore (implicitly) appointed by the central bank The FSLRC’s V20 is comparable to a few of the selected countries — for example Korea Norway the Philippines While some sections of the media have suggested that the Indian structure is similar to Thailand’s that is not the case While Thailand does have a seven-member committee all seven members are appointed by the central bank Our first proposed structure (and the one we really prefer) is that the MPC be a formal five (seven)-member body with the governor as chairman and four (six) outside professional experts as members The tenure of each member should be five (or seven) years The experts cannot be employees of either the RBI or the government of India All four (six) members must have knowledge and expertise in macroeconomics and monetary and/ or fiscal policy The government will have the right to suggest a list of names for the consideration of the RBI but the governor will have the right to choose and appoint those he wants subject to the above criteria The decisions of the MPC will however be binding on the governor This means that if and only if three (four) of the four (six) independent members of the MPC agree on a policy course different from that proposed by the governor would he be obliged to accept their decision Israel seems to have the best mix among the existing systems The governor chairs the MPC consisting of six members with three outside members selected by the government In case of a tie the chair has the deciding vote (not clear on Israel’s central bank website) This is our second proposed structure for the MPC based on the best in emerging-market practice Again we would recommend a five (or seven)-year term Regardless of which of our proposed structures is adopted we want to emphasise that it is important that the RBI have both the responsibility and accountability for monetary policy It should also be and seen to be independent of the government of India Finally accountability of the RBI would mean twice-a-year presentations (and grilling) by parliamentarians not unlike the practice in the US The latter of course cannot happen if Parliament is not allowed to function Bhalla is chairman Oxus Investments and senior India analyst for the Observatory Group a New-York based macroeconomic policy advisory firm Virmani is former executive director IMF and former chief economic advisor ministry of finance For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: August 17 2017 3:46 am Floods come every year But no survey was ever done embankments were not repaired” said Ghosh during a press conference at the party headquarters in Kolkata (File Photo) Related News The BJP on Wednesday targeted the Mamata Banerjee government over the “grim” flood situation in the state alleging that it had failed to take any preventive measures State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that the government was not serious in dealing with the flood situation and had instead resorted to blame the Centre over it “The flood situation is grim in Bengal North Bengal is cut off from the rest of India and the chief minister is blaming the centre However it is clear that no preventive action was taken Floods come every year But no survey was ever done embankments were not repaired” said Ghosh during a press conference at the party headquarters in Kolkata The state BJP chief also blamed the state for not co-operating with the Centre in tacking the flood situation in Bengal “One of the (state) ministers was heard saying that the Centre is not looking at Bengal but Bihar and Assam on the flood issue But why is the state not co-operating with the Centre Why didn’t the state government informed the Centre over the flood situation here The state government has no information about the flood situation Some one is saying that the floods have incurred Rs 55 crore losses while someone else is saying that the losses are to the tune of Rs 400 crore” he said Ghosh alleged that even after the floods ministers were not seen visiting affected areas “Only Mamata Banerjee went to one spot near Kolkata and took some pictures The government is not serious in tackling the floods” he said Ghosh also said that the chief minister should immediately convene an all-party meeting over the flood situation “The chief minister should also sit with all agencies and NGOs and have a clear cut plan of action on the floods and relief measures” he added Regarding Darjeeling Ghosh said that the party wants a solution and blamed Mamata for inciting violence in the Hills “There is politics going on regarding Darjeeling Mamata Banerjee incited violence there Police fired and lathicharged on the protesters Over 90 tea gardens are shut and tourism is badly hit I have spoken to the Hill parties and Union home minister Rajnath Singh a number of times I have told him (Singh) to do whatever possible for the people of the Hills” said Ghosh The state BJP president also stood by the central government over not airing the speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar “If someone thinks that he will say whatever he thinks and the state-run media will telecast it he is wrong Central government has the right to censor objectionable content” said Ghosh For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Manchester | Published: September 7 2017 3:03 am Time is running out for the two best players in world soccer over the last decade Top News It’s getting anxious for teams and players fearing missing out on the World Cup By the time the draw for the finals is conducted in Moscow in December even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could be facing up to spending next June on the beach rather than on the fields in Russia For now only seven qualification slots have been filled by Belgium Brazil Iran Japan Mexico Saudi Arabia and South Korea Another 24 places are still vacant after the latest rounds of qualifiers MESSI AND RONALDO Time is running out for the two best players in world soccer over the last decade Not just to win the World Cup for the first time either because Ronaldo and Messi might not even make the trip to Russia As things stand in Europe Ronaldo’s Portugal is second in its qualifying group and the reigning European champions are facing a November playoff to gain a spot in the following month’s finals draw At least Portugal won both games in the last week Argentina was held by both Uruguay and Venezuela in Jorge Sampaoli’s first games in charge despite having Messi back from suspension Argentina still has time to move up from fifth to the fourth and final automatic qualification place But the final two qualifiers next month for the two-time world champions are against Peru _ currently fourth _ and Ecuador _ chasing Argentina in fifth place for the right to face New Zealand in a playoff CHAMPIONS COLLAPSE The World Cup will be without African champion Cameroon Copa America winner Chile could be absent too Cameroon’s qualification bid ended this week while Chile is sixth in the South American standings and struggling to force its way into a playoff after losing to Bolivia on Tuesday It’s barely two months since the Chileans were contesting the Confederations Cup final where they lost to Germany and players are feeling the heat “You get tired of being criticized with reason and without reason” Chile forward Alexis Sanchez wrote on Instagram “You get tired of people wanting to see you lose you get tired of saying to yourself `Once more I’ll get up’ after crying after a defeat and you get tired of telling the world and people who are with you that everything is going well” AMERICANS CLING ON The United States is in danger of missing its first World Cup since 1986 after a home loss to Costa Rica and a draw in Honduras Bruce Arena’s team is hanging onto fourth place by goal difference ahead of Honduras The fourth-place team is still plunged into a playoff against Australia or Syria to qualify for Russia Next up in October for the Americans are a Panama side which is a point ahead of them in the third automatic qualification place and last-place Trinidad and Tobago It’s the first time since 1989 that the qualification fate of the US has been on the line going into the finale SYRIA’S BID Several teams are still in contention to make their World Cup debuts in Russia: Burkina Faso Panama Uganda … and Syria To qualify Syria would have to beat Australia over two games in October and then overcome a CONCACAF opponent in a November playoff round When Syria drew in Iran on Tuesday in qualifying there were celebrations home back in the capital Damascus What makes Syria’s progress on the field even more remarkable is the team is playing as a civil war rages That is also what makes the prospect of a Syrian team packed with government supporters appearing at the World Cup potentially problematic for critics of the President Bashir Assad’s regime FIFA rules say politics should be separated completely from the soccer A World Cup trip next June by Assad to Russia Syria’s chief international ally could rapidly become a sensitive issue for FIFA Without citing any country the Asian Football Confederation opened an investigation on Wednesday into rule breaches linked to the need for national teams to respect political neutrality DUTCH DESPAIR The Netherlands is facing missing a second straight major tournament with even a place in the playoffs slipping out of sight The 2010 World Cup finalists were dealt one of the hardest groups but a 4-0 loss to leader France last week showed the size of the gulf between Dick Advocaat’s side and the continental powers The Dutch are third in their group with two games remaining three points behind their final group opponent Sweden Although France leads the group from Sweden Les Bleus have carelessly dropped points in a late defeat to Sweden in June and a 0-0 home draw with lowly Luxembourg GERMAN FAN TROUBLE Germany’s problem isn’t qualifying for Russia as the World Cup holders lead their group by five points with two games remaining The issue is the behavior of fans There is abuse aimed often at their own player _ Timo Werner _ all over a dive by the striker in a German league game last season Far more disturbing are the Nazi slogans that were chanted during a game in the Czech Republic last week and led to FIFA opening an investigation NO QATAR Qatar’s qualification bid ended in failure last week just like in every previous campaign The significance this time is that the Gulf nation will now make its debut on soccer’s biggest stage when it hosts the World Cup in 2022 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News

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