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and it is happening in “bits and pieces”, he said, The variable bounce reportedly made spending time on the wicket extremely hazardous for the batsmen.improved quality?

I was also successful in getting the ambitious Metro rail project for the city to ease the traffic problem, We had decided to keep patience in case of an unfavourable judgment. According to himfarmers of 256 acres of land have so far been found to be unwilling and they did not receive cheques from the government Owners of another 70-80 acres of land in the fenced-off area will come under the list of unwilling farmers during further examination For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 17 2012 5:21 am Related News A metropolitan court here on Monday rejected Zakia Jafris plea seeking permission to allow activist Teesta Setalvad to examine on her behalf the original closure report filed by SIT that probed her complaint alleging Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 others played a role in the post-Godhra riots Zakiawidow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed by rioters at Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad in 2002had argued that many documents were missing from the copy of SITs report provided to her and therefore Setalvad be allowed to inspect the original report that lay with the court The report runs into 20000-odd pages The SIT had challenged Zakias plea on the ground that Setalvad was not a party in the case and was only supporting the complainant The SIT had also cited allegations against her of tutoring witnesses Rejecting Zakias pleaMetropolitan Magistrate B J Ganatra cited a Supreme Court judgment that there were lawyers representing Zakiaso Setalvad could not represent the complainant The magistratehoweverordered the SIT to provide to the complainant fresh copies of reports that are not legible The SIT was also directed to file an affidavit if it has withheld any documents from the closure report The SIT is likely to file the affidavit on July 19 The court also rejected Zakias another application demanding copy of A K Malhotras report from the SIT and other documents The court said Malhotras report was based on inquiry and not investigation and therefore it could not be given as per SCs directions Zakia was only allowed to get a copy of SITs investigation report The court ordered Zakias lawyers to complete the examination of the original report by July 21 For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCox’s Bazar:Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh but was forced into prostitution instead falling victim to what aid groups and officials say is a growing trafficking scourge targeting refugees Women and children make up the majority of the more than 600000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh many escaping with only the clothes on their back and desperate to survive any way they can Confined to congested tent cities near the border without any prospect of work refugees are willing to take whatever comes their way— and many have fallen prey to traffickers according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Young girls in particular are at high risk with the IOM documenting cases of refugees being lured with promises of marriage or jobs in big cities that end instead in forced labour or sex work "In one case a number of adolescent girls who were promised work as domestic helpers in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong were forced into prostitution" the IOM said in a statement this week Kulthum lost her husband in the ethnic violence that tore through Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2017 Separated from her parents and children during the journey to Bangladesh she was approached by a Rohingya man after arriving in Kutupalong a gigantic camp housing hundreds of thousands of refugees His marriage proposal offered a brighter future away from the squalor of the camp and a chance to lay her unhappy memories to rest Rohingya refugee women and children gather at the Palong Khali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar Reuters But the couple were never married Instead Kulthum— not her real name— said she was taken to a brothel where she was dosed with methamphetamine and forced to have sex with up to seven men a day She later learned the man who promised to marry her had been paid 8000 taka ($100) to deliver her there "I became scared but didn’t have the least idea what was in store for me" she told AFP in the border district of Cox’s Bazar "I was sold to become a prostitute" she said weeping at the memory of the ordeal Police crackdown Human trafficking networks have expanded as the refugee population has climbed and are now "rife" throughout the camps the IOM said Bangladesh has deployed its top police unit the Rapid Action Battalion to Cox’s Bazar to crack down on traffickers many of whom manage to evade detection despite restrictions on non-authorised personnel entering the refugee camps "The traffickers are not sitting idle They are targeting women and children especially those coming alone" the battalion’s chief in Cox’s Bazar Major Ruhul Amin told AFP Traffickers also attempt to separate refugees from their families during the chaos that accompanies their arrival in Bangladesh Amin said A checkpoint in the coastal town of Teknaf set up a month ago has already rescued 30 women and children from the clutches of traffickers he added Another security official who asked to remain anonymous said there had been cases of criminal syndicates organising fake passports for Rohingya women who are then sent abroad especially to Malaysia and the Middle East The IOM said it was also aware of cases of Rohingya refugees being trafficked overseas Falling prey Dhaka has prohibited the Rohingya from leaving the camps fearing an influx in its bigger cities and has set up checkpoints along the roads leading to the tented settlements More than 20000 Rohingya have been turned back but aid workers say that unless the refugees are taught about the dangers of trafficking they will keep trying to leave the camps in search of a better life Local charity worker Mohammad Hossain Shikder runs workshops in the camps to educate refugees about the tactics employed by people smugglers "They will always come up with a lucrative and believable offer like a job in a garment factory or marriage to a well-off person" Shikder told a group of 20 young men and women in Kutupalong "Sometimes parents are convinced by upfront payments of 40000 taka or more They are sold dreams that a woman can even make 500000 taka which is an impossible amount" For many of the stateless refugees stuck inside the camps the prospect of earning a living is enough to lure them into the trap laid down by traffickers Months after she was sold into prostitution Kulthum managed to escape from the brothel but found herself back in Kutupalong penniless and alone Eventually she returned to the sex trade and now lives in a seedy hotel room in Cox’s Bazar "One day I hope to find my children and parents again I am saving money for them" she said Written by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: May 1 2017 2:25 am Top News OVER A MONTH after proposals were invited for the development of railway stations private developers have given a positive response to the project officials said However encroached space around the stations and certain contract regulations posed by the Railways could pose problems The project entails improvement of passenger amenities at railway stations and commercial exploitation of land around them Among the 400 stations identified for the project five in Mumbai — Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Thane Mumbai Central Bandra Terminus and Borivali — will see redevelopment They would be developed through a new Public Private Partnership (PPP) route called ‘Swiss Challenge’ a bidding model under which the first bidder is given a chance to match the best bid In February invitation documents were launched by both Central and Western Railways to make station-wise details available to private developers In the past one month the Railways has received interest from may developers including big players such as Tata and Larsen and Toubro “We have received interests from more than 20 parties in the past one month These refer to taking tour study and asking queries related to contractual terms of the work We will get a clear picture in June when actual bids are received” a senior CR official said Officials from the WR too said they had received a positive response from almost 35 developers for the project With bids and agreement documents released developers have a period of three months to design their technical and financial proposals The land will be given to developers on a 45-year lease wherein a certain percentage of returns would be used to develop better passenger amenities on the stations Certain stations including Pune and LTT on the CR and Mumbai Central and Borivali on the WR were more sought-after “Pune station has grabbed the eyeballs of developers It is the next big station to be connected by Metro and has massive vacant space around for commercial exploitation LTT has also received a decent response due to the the scope available in its works” the CR official added “In the WR we expect to get the maximum bidders for Mumbai Central considering it is well connected to suburban routes and long-distance commute It is also expected to be well-connected by metro While Borivali station can get great response we are apprehensive about Bandra considering the land earmarked for it is at a distance from the station With heavy encroachments around the land connectivity to the pocket identified is also poor” a senior WR official added Officials had maintained that encroachments around the railway stations had left lesser space for identification for development While developers are taking interest some have raised red flags over the poor allotment of land For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 4 2017 4:35 am Top News A 48-year-OLD steno for the UT secretariat Joginder Singh has been arrested for sexually exploiting a 12-year old student of class V near her house in Sector 41 on Friday The accused Singh is also a resident of Sector 41 and a neighbour of the victim’s family Singh was charged for molestation and different provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act He has been sent to judicial custody for fourteen days The accused is married and a father of two children The minor victim has recorded her statement under Section 164 of the CrPC before a local magistrate Police sources said in her statement before the magistrate the victim narrated the sequence of events in which the accused molested her Watch What Else Is In News Sources said Singh had been arrested for creating nuisance in his locality and indulging in heated arguments with the parents of the victim some days ago Earlier he was arrested under Section 107/151 of the CrPC A relative of the victim requesting anonymity said “Singh had also threatened the victim with dire consequences if she disclosed it to anyone He committed the crime when the girl was going to meet one of her female friends She narrated the entire incident to her family members who reported it to the local police” DSP (south) Deepak Yadav said “As we received a complaint from the victim an FIR was lodged immediately against the steno Joginder Singh A report about his involvement in the crime was forwarded to the Chandigarh administration for further departmental action” A case was registered at the Sector 39 police station For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Gurgaon | Published: April 30 2016 8:23 pm People in Uttar Pradesh Haryana and Madya Pradesh are the safest in terms of their risk of developing the debilitating disease (Photo: Thinkstock) Related News People in Maharashtra are at the highest risk of developing diabetes followed by those in Karnataka New Delhi and West Bengal says a study by seeDoc a Haryana-based online medical consultation company People in Uttar Pradesh Haryana and Madya Pradesh are the safest in terms of their risk of developing the debilitating disease the study said These findings are based on 20000 users’ online diabetes assessment test over the past three months an official statement said Users who have a high risk of developing Type-2 diabetes showed the following common characteristics — high body mass index (BMI) low physical activity working in high stress environment family history of Type-2 diabetes and symptoms of heart diseases the statement added Read More seeDoc designed the digital ‘Diabetes Test’ to assesses a user’s risk of developing diabetes in the next five years “The Diabetes Test has been researched and designed by top doctors with both international and Indian experience and functions in a simple manner by asking users certain basic information about their health and lifestyle and mathematically provides a risk score which conveys the risk to the user as mild moderate high and very high risk” the statement added “Once a healthy person develops diabetes the task is an uphill battle for both patients and their doctors” said Anuj Agarwal co founder and chief medical officer at seeDoc “Early detection and then preventing patients from developing the disease is the key to tackling the diabetes epidemic in India” he added For news updates follow us on Facebook Twitter Google+ & Instagram For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News“What you think is very clear is not very clear” told union finance minister Arun Jaitley to a reporter at a Delhi presser on Thursday called to take stock of Modi government’s 3-year performance The reporter was asking about the impact of demonetisation on the GDP citing the sharp decline (61 percent) in the Jan-Mar quarter Jaitley played down the impact of demonetisation saying it wasn’t the primary reason for economic slowdown “There are several factors that contribute to GDP There was impact on growth on account of other factors even before demonetisation One particular factor you mention (demonetisation) (Sic)” said Jaitley defending the government’s high-disruptive move announced on 8 November Though Jaitley is partly right his argument is weak as from the Jan-Mar quarter numbers it is quite evident that demonetisation indeed left a great deal of pain on the economy A sharp slowdown in the cash-dependent sectors such as construction trade hotels financial services and real estate show this Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Reuters Except government spending and growth in agriculture all other key components of GDP have showed a decline Thus Jaitley at best has dodged the question smartly on the impact of note ban on growth instead of responding with the facts But what is more interesting is part of Jaitley’s own admission that there was slowdown in the economy even before demonetisation on account of several factors This directly contradicts the rationale of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he said in Parliament in February this year that demonetisation was done since the economy was strong at that point Modi used the analogy that an operation can be performed only in a healthy body “Since the economy was in strong condition the timing of demonetisation was the best" Modi had said in Lok Sabha during his reply to the Motion of Thanks on President Pranab Mukherjee’s address (read a report here) "When can you have an operation When the body is healthy The economy was doing well and thus our decision was taken at the right time"Modi said Now that Jaitley has admitted that economy was already facing slowdown on account of multiple factors even before demonetisation shock contradicts Modi’s logic But Jaitley is absolutely right in saying a 7-8 percent growth is good enough for India in an environment where rest of the world is facing an economic slowdown “I do believe in the current global situation a 7-8 percent growth is a fairly reasonable” the FM said Further when the impact of all pro-growth reform policies plays out there will be certainly beneficial results in the economy Jaitley said Certainly Modi government’s three years in office has clearly managed to get the reform juggernaut moving by kicking off the reforms process with respect to Goods and Services Tax (GST) bankruptcy code focus on large corporate loan defaulters and major drive to rationalise subsidies Clearly this government has fared far better than the UPA regime in terms of proactive approach to reforms and change in the way government offices function Also in the three years of Modi government rule it has created a good image with no major corruption cases involving central ministers and the government has largely kept its promise on keeping to the reform process But the government needs to face the tricky challenges too and areas where it could not perform better During the presser Jaitley seemed to play down the talk of ‘jobless growth’ saying jobs can be created only within the economic structure But this government will be doing a mistake if it is undermining the problem of unemployment and act fast to create more job opportunities for millions of workers entering the country’s workforce every month Early this year rating agency Crisil said that over 15 million people are entering the job market every month and the rapid adoption of automation which reduces the dependency on labour is only aggravating the situation The unemployment rate in the country was 49 percent in 2013 47 percent in 2012 and 38 percent in 2011 As for the scheduled castes the unemployment rate was 31 percent in 2011 which has now risen to 5 percent That means while there has been a steady increase in the number of jobless people since 2011 Similarly setting the banking sector in order is a big task before the government Else this can paralyse the banking sector limiting its ability to support the growth of the economy Similar is the case of private investments Though India has seen record FDI inflows in the 3-years private participation on capital formation on ground has been rather poor and the cycle is yet to turn If India has to emerge as the manufacturing economic powerhouse in the Asia competing with China it needs to grow much more than the 7 percent mark create more jobs and facilitate investments Jaitley would have done well acknowledging the impact of demonetisation on the economy and take corrective measures instead of being in denial mode His admission that demonetisation was performed on the economy that was already fighting a slowdown directly contradicts the claim of his boss who said economy was doing well at that point and was ready for a surgery By: ANI | London | Published: August 7 2016 5:18 pm A study has confirmed that the smarter a woman is the less likely it is a man will fancy her (Source: Thinkstock) Top News Ladies out there look before you go out for a date- your intelligence might turn-off your man A study has confirmed that the smarter a woman is the less likely it is a man will fancy her unless she is highly attractive reports the Independent During the research done by the Warsaw School of Economics 4000 speed dates were studied by the scientists where 560 people were given four minutes to get to know their date Later on the volunteers were asked to rate each other based on intelligence and attractiveness After analysing the results researchers found that women were impressed by men who were either good looking or intelligent; but men emphasised more on physical appearance A woman of good intelligence helped distinguish her from her counterparts but the cleverer a woman was they found she had to be equally beautiful to be worth pursuing There was a clear line where her intellect went from being a positive factor to a negative one Reportedly relationships expert Pauline Brown said “This study fits in with what I’m observing and hearing: clever women – graduates – who feel they have to dumb themselves down and hide their brains to be attractive to men” The study in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found that women do not exclude men who are deemed to be less good looking “Even those men who are not perceived by women as physically attractive may receive positive speed-dating decisions if only those men seem intelligent Males demonstrate a clearly different approach to mate selection In men’s perception for relatively high values of women’s perceived intelligence this personal trait turns out to be an economic bad” said the study For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top Newshowever, 6-7 (5/7), which was unique compared with the fiery drill sergeants of the era. 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