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The draft billhoweveralso allows them to say maybe andworsesay yes now but maybe and possibly no in the future I worry myself sick when sarkar gets this kind of discretionary powers For one thingunscrupulous elements can take advantage of them For anotherthey encourage procrastination in matters that are terribly important to the nation And what is better than maybe for a committee to take as a decision A dangerous aspect is the possibility of a group of very distinguished technologists making assessments of economic profitabilityabout how much to produce and supply when a decision is taken on import and export They can and must make certain decisions for instancethey can point out that if a certain variety of seed is usedit could enter the food chain in a dangerous way and therefore its use must be prohibited Such issues are too serious to be left to bureaucrats or businesspeopleor to busybody NGOs But once technologists green-light somethingthe market and not they should decide how much and when They dont have the skills to take decisions on the economic aspect The farmer knows how much he needs and will push the market and trade accordingly The other troubling aspect is the gargantuan bureaucracy that the billif legislated in this formcould spawn at the Centrethe states and lower down the rung for registration and control NowI really dont know the solution to this one It is true that the Bt cotton bit was a disaster A Gujarati technologist-businessman had produced the first seed It caught like wildfire in GujaratMaharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and about 15 million farmers were his customers It was not contraband then In factGujarats cotton cooperatives propagated it It became a huge problem later although he still swears that the seed was modifiednot genetically engineered In those daysI argued that we should have a consortium between the big boys and the small operators since the latter are many in number and the big companies only about a score We could and should control the development and first introduction of seeds by the big nameswho would franchise the others The system could work like controllers of pesticidefertiliser or drug But the government seems intent to permitmonitor and control everything The bill is good at protecting farmers rightsbut does little to give them access to technological progress Anywaywe should look forward to the Lok Sabha discussing and solving a real problem It is of great concern to Indias future The writera former Union ministeris chairmanInstitute of Rural [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: August 31 2015 5:52 pm With actress Anushka Shetty playing the role of the protagonist “Rudhramadevi” is a based on a third century queen of the Kakatiya dynasty Related News Telugu historical drama film “Rudhramadevi” will be released on October 9 globally by Reliance Entertainment and Abhishek Pictures The Gunasekhar directorial produced by Abhishek Nama will also be released in Hindi Tamil Kannada and Malayalam With actress Anushka Shetty playing the role of the protagonist “Rudhramadevi” is a based on a third century queen of the Kakatiya dynasty Share This Article Related Article The film will also feature actors Allu Arjun Rana Daggubati Vikramjeet Virk Prakash Raj Krishnam Raju Nithya Menon Baba Sehgal and Catherine Tresa Its soundtrack and background score is composed by Ilaiyaraaja while the costumes have been designed by Neeta Lulla For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: March 30 2016 3:05 pm While models displayed Manish Malhotra’s wares the cynosure of all eyes were Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez Related News The good old Mehboob studio transformed itself into a white paradise replete with white trees white chairs and chirping white paper birds hung from ceiling The setting was near perfect for Manish Malhotra to officially open Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 with his muses Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez as his showstoppers And it was magic at play when models walked the ramp displaying Malhotra’s collection Elements inspired from the four classical elements namely Earth Water Fire and Air While models displayed Malhotra’s wares the cynosure of all eyes were Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez Arjun looked handsome in a royal sherwani that he teamed with a silver jacket and dupatta Jacqueline on the other hand looked drop dead gorgeous in a cream silver evening gown which she teamed up with a transparent cape In pics:Kareena Kapoor sits in audience to watch Arjun Jacqueline on ramp see pics The show was packed with most of Malhotra’s high heeled B-town friends There was his favourite Kareena Kapoor who cheered as her co-star Arjun walked the ramp One aslo spotted Nita Ambani Sangeeta Bijalani Dia Mirza Milan Lutharia Farah Khan Zoya Akhtar Shriya Saran and many others in the crowd Effusive in her praise for Malhotra was Kareena Kapoor who said ” Manish is more than a brother to me The reason what I am today is because of Manish There are many people behind my success and one of them is Manish My journey would be incomplete without him” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Pune | Updated: February 24 2017 7:16 pm Steve Smith is unbeaten on 59 at stumps on day two of first Test (Source: Reuters) Top News An inexplicable batting collapse left India staring down the barrel as left-arm spinner Steeve O’Keefe’s career-best six-wicket haul gave Australia a firm grip on the first cricket Test in Pune on Friday The home team lost 7 wickets in the space of 11 runs to be bowled out for a pathetic 105 handing the momentum to the Australians who had themselves folded for an underwhelming 260 With a 155-run cushion on a square turner Australia pressed home the advantage by finishing the day at 143/4 in their second innings grabbing a lead of 298 runs on just the second day of the match India’s dramatic batting meltdown has left Steve Smith’s men well-placed to end the hosts’ fairytale 19 match winning streak If the shambolic batting was not enough India ended up dropping several catches three of Smith alone after R Ashwin had provided early breakthroughs in the Australian second innings At stumps Smith was leading from front with an unbeaten 59-run knock and giving him company was Mitchell Marsh (21) The day however belonged solely to O’Keefe who single-handedly decimated the famed Indian line-up to snare 6 wickets for 35 runs in 131 overs Opener K L Rahul was the lone Indian batsman to pull off an innings of substance as he struck 64 off 97 balls laced with 10 fours and a six It was a sensational post-lunch spell by Malaysia-born O’Keefe who was playing only his fifth Test His 6 wickets came off just 24 balls Ravichandran Ashwin took out openers David Warner (10) and Shaun Marsh (0) cheaply during Australia’s second essay but Smith steered the visitors to a position of strength For India Ashwin had figures of 3 for 68 while Jayant Yadav finished the day with 1 for 27 With six wickets in hand Australia will now fancy their chances of putting the target beyond India tomorrow and clinching the match on a pitch that appears to be crumbling The story of the day was the abject capitulation of the Indian batting order as they lost seven wickets for 35 runs in 151 overs in the post lunch session to be all out 65 minutes into the second period of play The surrender is their worst after losing 7 for 18 at Christchurch against New Zealand in 1989-90 Apart from Rahul only Murali Vijay (10) and Ajinkya Rahane (13) reached double figures in the Indian first innings that commenced early in the morning following the fall of Australia’s last wicket in the first over However it lasted a little under three hours and 401 Overs Resuming at the lunchtime score of 70 for three India had added 24 runs when they lost wickets in a heap The 32-year-old O’Keefe started the downfall by dismissing well-set Rahul for 64 in the eighth over post lunch and in the same over he also scalped Ajinkya Rahane (13) and Wridhiman Saha to leave the hosts tottering at 95 for six Rahul was caught at long off and clutched his left shoulder while going off the field Rahane and Saha fell to catches off sharply turning balls from the left-arm spinner Off-spinner Nathan Lyon packed off Ashwin in the third ball of the next over at 95 caught brilliantly in the leg trap as the batsman edged the ball onto his boot O’Keefe then sent off Jayant Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja in successive overs to leave India at 101 for 9 and in danger of being bowled out for their lowest total by Australia at home But a streaky shot for four by Umesh Yadav helped the home team get past that mark of 104 in 2004 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium But O’Keefe could not be denied for long as he turned one across the bat of Umesh who edged to slip fielder Smith and the Indian innings came to an end with the last seven wickets falling like nine pins in 38 minutes Earlier the hosts were in difficulties by lunch itself as they had been on the backfoot by Australia’s pace bowlers to be left struggling at 70 for three wickets India were put on the ropes by the lanky left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Marsh and his pace partner Josh Hazlewood before lunch Hazlewood who did not use the new ball with Starc replaced the latter and got the first breakthrough by packing off opener Murali Vijay who was caught behind for 10 with 26 on board Starc then came back for his second spell in place of his right-arm pace partner to snare the key wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara (6) and captain Virat Kohli (0) to leave the hosts gasping at 44 for 3 Opener Rahul batted with composure and poise at the other end when wickets kept falling But all his good work was undone when he threw away his wicket which started the dramatic collapse When Australia batted for the second time India opened with spinners at both ends and it was Ashwin who tasted success twice by earning leg before verdicts against both David Warner and Marsh The off-spinner had gone past 1983-World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev’s 37-year-old record of 63 wickets in a single season when he dismissed Mitchell Starc in the first innings He was however let down by the poor catching as Smith was dropped by Vijay at leg slip when on 27 and then by substitute Abhinav Mukund at short leg 10 runs later Jadeja bowling from the end from which O’Keefe picked up all his wickets could not take any while Jayant Yadav brought on belatedly into the attack dismissed Matt Renshaw for 31 In the morning Ashwin who had 3 for 63 in the first innings had Starc caught at deep mid-wicket off his fifth ball While Ashwin ended up with three victims Umesh Yadav was the best bowler from the home side with superb figures of 4 for 32 his best at home and second-best overall after the 5 for 93 he took against the same opponents in Perth in January 2012 on his debut However the Indians’ delight at ending the Australian innings which had bloomed due to Starc’s counter-hitting last evening was nipped in the bud when they lost three of their top scoring batsmen within the first 15 overs Hazlewood removed in-form opener Vijay for 10 with a ball that moved in a shade and took the outside edge as he poked at it in the seventh over of the innings Starc then stunned the hosts with a double strike in the first over of his second spell He first packed off another in-form batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (6) with an unplayable snorter that the batsman gloved to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade The lanky pacer then struck the biggest blow of the morning by removing Kohli for a second-ball duck through a catch to the slip cordon as he drove away from body The Indian captain was dismissed for a duck for the first time at home and for only the fifth time in his 54-Test career He had averaged 80 plus by tallying 1457 runs in the last 13 Tests Brief scores: Australia 260 and 143/4 in 46 overs (Smith 59 batting; Ashwin 3/68) India 105 all out in 401 overs (Rahul 64; O’Keefe 6/35) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: June 24 2011 6:30 pm Related News Andrew Garfieldwho is starring as the web-slinger in the new Spider-Man rebootis reportedly dating his co-star and on screen love interest Emma Stone The 27-year-old British actorwho split with girlfriend Shannon Woodward after three years in Maybecame close to Stone on the sets of the new film ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’reported Daily Mail online “They haven’t gone publicbut he’s told his friends They got close during filming and have been hooking up” a source said Garfield broke up with Woodward after filming of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ took up so much of his time “They drifted apart as Andrew got deeper into filming The Amazing Spider-Man; he literally never saw her Shannon is telling people they’re on a break but they haven’t spoken to each other in weeks” the source added Howeverhe has previously insisted his life is dull and he would never change because of his new-found Hollywood fame “There’s nothing interesting about my life LikeI’m not stumbling out of clubs at four in the morningyou know So there’s absolutely no reason for that to happen” Garfield had said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKarnataka IG D Roopa has been awarded the president’s medal for meritorious services on Saturday media reports said Roopa who had exposed corruption in Bengaluru’s Central Jail received the medal from Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala on Saturday Bengaluru: Karnataka IG D Roopa was awarded President’s Medal at Raj Bhawan for meritorious service pictwittercom/s8QzlSYzXP — ANI (@ANI) September 16 2017 File image of D Roopa News18 According to OneIndia Roopa was recommended for the presidential medal last year for her bravery and excellent work ethics She received the award at a ceremony at Karnataka Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru Roopa had alleged preferential treatment was being given to AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala in the prison in July this year amid allegations of payment of Rs 2 crore to an official for it prompting the Karnataka government to order a probe She had levelled the charges in a report to her superior DGP (prisons) HS Sathyanarayana Rao Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced a "high-level probe" into the allegations as the two senior officers engaged in a bitter public spat Both were subsequently shifted Roopa alleged that Sasikala has "managed" to live the life of a Class I prisoner against the court order She had also dragged Rao into the case claiming there was "talks" that he was also a beneficiary In her report she also alleged that even Karim Lala Telgi who has been convicted in a fake stamp-paper scam had been given special treatment by prison officials According to DNA Roopa who scored 43rd rank in her UPSC examinations in 2000 was ranked fifth in her batch at NPS Hyderabad and was the sole officer allotted to the Karnataka cadre "As an SP in Madhya Pradesh Roopa had arrested the erstwhile chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Uma Bharti after the court order in a rioting case" the article added With inputs from PTI Written by Agencies | London | Published: November 1 2010 6:47 pm Related News The 2010 Miss World contest has been dragged into a diplomatic row between China and Norway with claims that Miss Norwaya bookies’ favourite to win the crownwas cheated out of the title by the pageant’s Chinese hosts Relations between the two countries hit a low after Oslo-based Nobel committee awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo Alexandria Millsan 18-year-old from the United States went on to win the coveted tiara in the glitzy ceremony held in SanyaChina But her celebrations were tainted by claims that her biggest rivalMiss Norwaywas sabotagedreported Daily Mail online Insiders were shocked that stunning 23-year-old Norwegian university graduate Mariann Birkedaldidn’t even make the top five Observers speculate that the judges bowed to pressure from Beijingwhich is involved in a bitter international spat with Norway Before the results were announcedMiss Norway was the shortest-priced favourite in Miss World history at 6/5while Miss USA lagged behind at 7/1 Kathrine Sorlanda Norwegian TV personality who came fourth in Miss World 2002said she believed China’s fury at the Nobel Peace Prize committee had influenced the outcome “They must have mixed politics and business Without jumping to conclusions I would stress that Miss World competitions have always been political And the relations between China and Norway are very strained at the moment” said Sorland The contest was held in Sanya on China’s tropical Hainan Island for the fifth time in the last eight years For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: May 1 2012 12:05 am Related News Why Bofors has remained a case with no proper closure Bofors Deep Throat and former Swedish police head Sten Lindstroms interview to Chitra Subramaniam-Duella is significant not so much for breaking new groundbut for reaffirming what those familiar with the Bofors case already know to be true The official investigation into the case was not concerned with finding out the names of those who took bribes The aim was to obfuscate The real objective was to go through the motions without actually finding out the truth It was to create sound and fury which in the end would signify nothing It is no coincidence that the authorities were somehow always just one step behind the accused By the time the CBI had got around to impounding Ottavio Quattrocchis passportthe Italian businessman had been allowed to flee the country A senior law officer of the Manmohan Singh government was flown to London to give permission to de-freeze Quattrocchis bank account and by the time a CBI team arrived on the scene the Rs 21 crore in his bank account had already been spirited away Neither in Malaysia nor in Argentina were the Indian representatives alert or effective in making a strong case for the Italian businessmans extradition The letter rogatory to the Swiss court was so sloppy and unreadable that the judge asked for fresh documents This blundering Keystone Cops behaviour was not due to innate incompetencebut seemed part of a larger game plan Investigating officials and prosecutors did not want to stick their necks out in case some obviously very powerful political interests got hurt The Congress now cites Lindstroms statementthat there was no evidence of Rajiv Gandhi having received any bribeas proof of the innocence of the partys first family in the whole murky affair But in the Bofors casewhat is as intriguing as the question of who actually pocketed the kickbacks is why the elaborate cover-up was necessary B Ramanwho was in a senior position in the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) during the Bofors investigationhas admitted that a massive cover-up was there in which heads of the CBI at the frontthe RAW and Intelligence Bureau in the rearas well as some officers in the PMO who were close confidantes of Rajiv Gandhi played an active role.

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under the guidance of trainer Samir Jaura, independents and minor parties will find it difficult to make any mark this time. knowing that Pakistan’s attempts to destabilise the country, 20 Korean Lee Hyun II in the men’s singles quarterfinals of the Super Series badminton event here today. a daughter and a granddaughter. 1, ended up even behind Chain Singh who was 23rd, or interval, will attend the meeting on behalf of his country’s rail sector.The conference “Strengthening Railway Transport Connectivity in South and South-West Asia” is being organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in coordination with the Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD) and Indian Railways It begins on Wednesday Watch What Else Is Making News Iran and Turkey two other key countries have also opted out of the conference While Iran’s was a last-minute decision citing internal reasons Turkey had excused itself from the conference long back in the light of ongoing turmoil there sources said The other eight participating countries including India will have top railway bureaucrats representing them to discuss the technical feasibility of running a container train from Dhaka all the way to Istanbul via India Pakistan and Iran Government sources did not want to make much of the absence of the top brass of Pakistan Railway or representatives from Iran and Turkey saying the two-day engagement would be one of three such events to be held this year and governments of all countries were on board “The third meeting this year will host secretary-level talks so all the countries have indicated that top officials will be present then In any case the last time a meeting like this happened in Tehran all countries had participated” said a senior government official Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the event while Railway Board Member (Traffic) Mohammad Jamshed will deliver the keynote address and express Indian Railways’s commitment to the project The Railways has included this project in its annual business plan for 2017-18 Along with discussing cooperation between countries in the rail sector as well as projects specific to SAARC members each of the participating countries —- Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan Kazakhstan Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Russian Federation and India— will give presentations on “Challenges and opportunities for facilitating international railway transport in Central Asia South and South-West Asia” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: July 20 2017 6:27 am The video which went viral was made after caste clashes broke out near Halvad town of Morbi district last Thursday following the murder of one Indrasinh Zala in Dhrangadhra taluka of Surendranagar while he was out on bail (Picture for representational purpose) Top News Police on Wednesday arrested two persons here for allegedly posting an ‘abusive’ video against a community on social media The video which went viral was made after caste clashes broke out near Halvad town of Morbi district last Thursday following the murder of one Indrasinh Zala in Dhrangadhra taluka of Surendranagar while he was out on bail The duo were produced at a local court here and remanded to two days in police custody On Monday the police had booked Mukesh Bharwad and Teja Bharwad for the abusive video post Makarpura Police Inspector D I Mahida said the remand would enable the police to probe if the video was “intentionally circulated or at someone’s behest to spark off caste clashes” A complaint was lodged by one Dhaivatsinh Gohil For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Top News

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