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since FY85 to FY88 that registered four straight year of sub-5 per cent growth. Remember the Prime Minister’s deft handling of the economy helped India overcome the global financial crisis of FY09 and remain virtually unscathed with 86 per cent growth in FY10 However this time around the optimism seems to be missing Though economists predict a revival of sorts in the new fiscal growth is unlikely to exceed 6 per cent they warn adding that structural challenges on low investment and savings rate will have to be addressed for returning back to the days of high growth Surabhi is a special correspondent based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Updated: May 12 2016 4:05 pm Related News SHORT OF trying to interview the AgustaWestland helicopter itself TV news has tried to get “exclusive” interviews with everyone Even drivers Narayan Bahadur who chauffeured middleman Christian Michel while he was in Delhi would never have even imagined as he tootled around the capital with his employee that one day he would be driving the news Approximately 10 days ago he was subjected to a Times Now inquisition; on Tuesday it was India Today Not that they got any state secrets out of him but you’ve got to give news TV an “E” for Effort Another driver made it to Wednesday’s headlines when Indrani Mukherjea’s man behind the wheel Shyam M Rai reportedly offered to turn approver in the Sheena Bora case Clearly it is important to be driven one way or the other Sonia Gandhi need have no worries — she’s been described as the “driving force” in a note written by Agusta middleman Michel Little wonder she went into fourth gear after PM Modi gave her an Italian dressing (down) — listen to her speech in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday and think of another Gandhi with drive Indira G Speaking of Michel he was interviewed by India Today in Dubai by Sanjay Bragta and said among many other things that driver Narayan was a family retainer and he would look after him The British middleman denied having ever met Sonia Dr Manmohan Singh or even “St Antony” and pointed the finger at Gautam Khaitan instead Anchors Rahul Kanwal and Gaurav Sawant saw through his clever manouevre: By deflecting allegations against politicians he’s basically deflecting attention from himself right India Today is on the fast inner lane when it comes to interviews: Last week it had BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy who clearly drove Karan Thapar to exasperation with his comments: “She (Sonia) is a suspect She should be questioned She is guilty in this matter…” and then Arun Shourie who probably drove Modi mad with criticism of his “one man show” his narcissism and how he was “remorseless” Many people including BJP President Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will agree that Arvind Kejriwal can drive anyone up the wall On Monday they applied the brakes on his questioning of Modi’s educational qualifications by holding up Modi’s graduate and post-graduate degrees for media scrutiny The AAP stepped on the gas immediately holding its own press conference citing spelling and date discrepancies in the said degrees While the two of them fought it out Nitish Kumar was caught between Rocky and a hard place when he was accused of allowing “jungle raj” to flourish in Bihar once more Rocky Yadav allegedly shot dead Aditya (19) after the latter had the temerity to overtake his SUV in Gaya Bihar in a fit of road rage He then fled and made TV headlines with Times Now the “driving force” behind the hot pursuit As it chased Rocky and his mother JD(U) MLA Manorama Devi on Monday and Tuesday it barely found time for the Uttarakhand floor test The BJP was driven into a corner once the BSP decided to vote with the Congress and Harish Rawat in Uttarakhand On TV it lamely argued that President’s Rule had been the right decision at the time of its imposition but even spokesperson Sambit Patra spluttered and stalled Interested in news not “Breaking News’ Watch Cyrus Broacha and his band of merry women and men (The News That Wasn’t CNN News 18) As AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa promised the moon the stars and perhaps even Mercury as it passed across the sun among many freebies what was the BJP offering voters “Free tea” of course said Broacha In a quiz following news of the deletion of Nehru’s name from school textbooks in Rajasthan the anchor asked: Who is the first prime minister of India Narendra Modi chorused the children Time to drive on [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: October 5 2017 9:22 pm If Murali Vijay gets going at the top with Mukund Tamil Nadu would be well served (Source: File) Top News Boosted by the presence of Test players R Ashwin and Murali Vijay Tamil Nadu will be looking to start its Ranji Trophy campaign on a strong note in its Group ‘C’ fixture against Andhra Pradesh in Chennai on Friday The former champions would start favourites against the visiting side led by Hanuma Vihari and comprising a mix of experienced players and youngsters The home team led by Abhinav Mukund would eye for a strong start to the tournament which is back to the home and away format after the trial of neutral venues concept last season Weather would also hold a key with the city receiving rainfall in the past two days Ashwin and Vijay would be expected to use their experience and make important contributions to the team The hosts boasts of a strong batting line-up comprising M Kaushik Gandhi who scored heavily in the previous season the talented young Baba brothers – Indrajith and Aparajith — and flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan If the stylish Vijay who has been out of the national side since the Australia series owing to injury gets going at the top with Mukund Tamil Nadu would be well served Ashwin is coming off an impressive performance for Worcestershire in the English County circuit and his inputs could be crucial for the young spinners in the squad including the fast improving M S Washington Sundar The lanky spinning all-rounder can also be handy with the willow and it would be interesting to see which position he gets to bat The pitch at the M A Chidambaram Stadium has usually favoured the slower bowlers K Vignesh would spearhead the pace attack which also includes L Vignesh and newcomer V Lakshman while Ashwin leads the spinners also featuring Sundar Rahil Shah and Malolan Rangarajan Tamil Nadu coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar said he was happy with the pre-season preparations adding that the focus would be on playing good cricket “We had a good camp in Deharadun where we worked on all the departments and fitness It was good preparation for the new season” he told PTI He said the Andhra was a good team “The Andhra team is a balanced one and we can expect a good match” he added The Vihari-led side has got a good mixture of youth and experience which includes former India international Y Venugopala Rao Apart from Rao DB Ravi Teja and Vijay Kumar were players who would have a big role to play while a bunch of youngsters can infuse energy to the team Vihari would hope to lead from the front and expect for solid performances from Rao the talented Ricky Bhui and B Sumanth The bowling unit led by Vijay Kumar and B Ayyappa has its work cut out against a formidable Tamil Nadu batting line-up and holds the key for the team’s fortunes For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: January 31 2017 6:45 pm Salim Khan revealed why he doesn’t write scripts for his superstar son Salman Khan Related News Have you ever wondered why veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan the sciptwriter behind some of 70s and 80s biggest hits alongwith Javed Akhtar — never wrote scripts for his son Salman Khan If yes then the father of Dabangg actor Salman Khan has let the cat out of the bag for you One half of the cult duo ‘Salim-Javed’ who spun blockbusters like Deewaar Sholay Don Trishul and many more says “If a movie fails it is my fault If it is a hit it is Salman’s efforts” More from the world of Entertainment: In a candid conversation on Zee Classic’s ‘My Life My Story’ Salim Khan revealed why he doesn’t write scripts for his superstar son Salman Khan The ace writer said “It’s not that I haven’t written films for Salman I had written a film for him Pathar Ke Phool which did reasonably well too Even today when I pitch a script people always have a question that if it is good then why is Salman not acting But I wanted to get out of that vicious circle” Also read |After Salman Khan’s acquittal dad Salim Khan says they are relieved Salim and Salman share a heart-warming relationship Salim Khan has time and again backed his son and slammed the haters of Salman with his on-the-face attitude He dotes on his eldest son and is evidently concerned about him Salman too has been quite vocal about his relationship with his father He has often said how his father is an inspiration to him Also read |Abba wanted one of his sons to become a cricketer says Sohail Khan Salim Khan has a lot more to reveal about his equation with Salman on this week’s episode of the show It will be interesting to know some hidden secrets about Chulbul Pandey of Bollywood from his father For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsLondon:India on Tuesday forwarded its candidature for re-election to the Council of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in Category-B representing the developing countries and countries with largest interests in international sea-borne trade File image of Nitin Gadkari PTI Announcing this Union Minister of Shipping Nitin Gadkari said in the event of India being re-elected it would rededicate herself with a renewed commitment towards the development of the objectives of the IMO "It would leverage the opportunity to further strengthen the implementation of the IMO instruments for the accelerated and sustained growth of the global maritime community" said Gadkari at the IMO The IMO known as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO) until 1982 is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping Gadkari also said that India was committed to contributing to various efforts and initiatives of the IMO for safe efficient clean and secure maritime transportation for the benefit of mankind Emphasising that India was alive to the possibility of a quantum jump in maritime activities on the Indian coasts Gadkari said that India was upgrading the infrastructure and reforming the regulatory framework for ease of doing business "Under flagship project of Sagarmala six new major ports 150 projects to modernise existing ports including construction of new berths and 130 projects in rail and road sectors for last-mile connectivity have been identified requiring investment of $100 billion by 2025 of which about $40 billion already stands spent" said Gadkari "Also 111 inland waterways fit for river navigation have been identified of which 32 will be developed in the first phase at an estimated investment of $800 million These projects provide major investment opportunities for the international community" he added India is one of the founder members of the IMO and part of the IMO Council since except in 1983-84 Gadkari expressed happiness that application of the "Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System or IRNSS" in the maritime field was being pursued in the IMO "I am sure the maritime community will benefit with the induction of this additional new facility" he said Shimla: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not moving the stalled Women’s Reservation Bill accusing him of betraying the "nation builders" "Once hailed as ‘nation builders’ by PM Modi the already marginalised Indian women have been most brutally betrayed by the BJP government" the chief minister said attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central government in a series of tweets "Deference of the Women’s Reservation Bill is BJP has gone back on its primary manifesto promise for women And it was only the beginning" he said Once hailed as ‘nation builders’ by Modi Ji the already marginalised Indian women have been most brutally betrayed by the BJP govt 1/4 — Virbhadra Singh (@virbhadrasingh) November 5 2017 Deference of the Women Reservation Bill is BJP gone back on it’s primary manifesto promise for women And it was only the beginning 2/4 — Virbhadra Singh (@virbhadrasingh) November 5 2017 On 21 September Congress president Sonia Gandhi urged the prime minister to urgently pass the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha where the BJP has a majority In a letter to Modi Sonia Gandhi said: "You may recall that the Rajya Sabha had passed the Women’s Reservation Bill on 9 March 2010 Since then however it has languished in the Lok Sabha for one reason or another" File image of Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh PTI The Himachal Pradesh chief minister also referred to the Panchayati Raj Bills passed in Haryana and Rajasthan in 2015 fixing educational and other qualifications for the candidates contesting Panchayati elections "Then came along arbitrary conditions on educational qualifications for contesting panchayat elections in Rajasthan and Haryana Anti-constitutional" he tweeted According to the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (amendment) Bill 2015 a candidate should be Class VIII pass for the post of Sarpanch — except in tribal reserved areas where the minimum qualification is Class V — and Class 10 for Zilla Parishad or Panchayat Samiti elections While in Haryana matriculation is essential qualification for general candidates contesting the Panchayat elections while the qualification for the women (general) and Scheduled Caste candidate will be middle standard (Class VIII) Virbhadran Singh flaunted Himachal’s women literacy rate claiming it was higher than the national average "Meanwhile in Himachal Pradesh female literacy of 759 per cent exceeded national average Sixty-four per cent women constituted workforce highest in India True empowerment" the chief minister added Votes for 68-seat assembly in Himachal Pradesh will be cast on November 9 and the counting will take place on 18 December Follow LIVE updates here Mumbai: Markets managed to beat a spell of fluctuations towards the fag end on Friday and closed with modest gains giving a guarded response to the GST Council’s decision to reduce tax rate on a host of daily-use items After some dithering the 30-share Sensex scaled the day’s high of 3338042 after the GST Council slashed tax rates but closed at 3331456 a moderate gain of 6363 points or 019 percent The gauge had inched up 3212 points yesterday The NSE 50-share index Nifty finished higher by 1280 points or 012 percent at 1032175 For the week the Sensex recorded a fall of 371 points or 110 percent and the NSE Nifty 13075 points or 125 percent The GST Councilon Fridayprovided some relief to several sectors by slashing tax rates on a host of consumer items — from chewing gums to detergents — to 18 percent from the current 28 percent The BSE building Reuters It also trimmed the list of items attracting the top 28 percent tax rate to just 50 from the 227 previously In effect the Council at its 23rd meet today slashed rates on 177 goods "The outcome of the GST Council will decide the trajectory of some sectors like consumer durables auto ancillaries infra and building products Weaknesses in global market and rising oil prices may push investors to turn conservative on the board market" said Vinod Nair Head of Research Geojit Financial Services Ltd Other Asian shares traded mixed following political developments in Saudi Arabia and a surging oil tracking overnight weakness at Wall Street amid fears of delay in US corporate tax cut European shares were down The country’s largest lender SBI surged 620 percent to Rs 33320 — the maximum jump in the Sensex kitty — after the company today posted strong quarterly earnings L&T followed with a gain of 390 percent after the company’s construction won big job orders Other big gainers included Hindustan Unilever M&M ICICI Bank Bajaj Auto and PowerGrid rising up to 299 percent Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) stuck to their buying behaviour picking up shares net Rs 23125 crore Outflows from foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) continued at a net Rs 71375 crore yesterday as per provisional data BSE capital goods took the pole position gaining 187 percent Consumer durables banking and PSU advanced too The broader market showed a mixed movement with BSE small-cap rising 007 percent and mid-cap declining 009 percent Written by Agencies | Orissa | Published: August 12 2009 2:12 pm Related News Three women Maoists were gunned down in Orissa’s Rayagada districtadjoining Andhra Pradesh during a joint combing operation by security forces of both the states on Wednesday The security personnel launched the joint operation following a tip-off that the ultras were holding a training camp inside the dense forest of Ramnaguda-Mukundpurabout 125 km from here for the past couple of daysa senior police officer said In the fierce encounter that followed the three womenhailing from Srikakulum area of Andhra Pradeshwere gunned downhe said adding one of them was the wife of a senior Maoist Arms and ammunitionincluding three INSAS rifles were seized from the spot and combing operation was still on to nab the other ultrashe said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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