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the BFI also welcomed the International Boxing Association’s recent decision to let professional boxers compete in the national championships. exploitation and public nuisance….please people don’t fall prey to such shows it is not helping you at all instead it degrades your entire family in public and the TV channels are making money out of you” More from the world of Entertainment: She further stated that the hosts of the show are not even qualified to give counseling to the contestants “Always seek counselling from organisations who are often NGOs and its offered free of charge before going to the courts I sincerely hope that Khusboo apologises to this contestant in public before she faces the courts” Ranjini added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Benita Chacko | Mumbai | Published: September 25 2017 6:10 am Known to experience heavy rainfall Mumbai has in recent years witnessed brief but intense spells of rainfall with a slowly rising number of “extreme rainfall” days and consequently episodes of waterlogging and suspension of transport services Related News The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will soon make locality-specific weather forecasts for big cities For Mumbai this would mean a highly localised forecast for an area like Malad Chembur or Bandra “This is the need of the hour as people want to know predictions for their area Big cities need a different approach” KS Hosalikar deputy director-general (western region) IMD told The Indian Express Also in a bid to reach out to people more effectively the IMD is in the process of releasing a mobile application “Our Delhi team is looking into it and we should have an app soon Through this people do not have to believe a third party and can check the weather themselves” said Hosalikar This initiative comes close on the heels of the IMD facing a major challenge from an unlikely quarter — social media Every time Mumbai receives heavy rainfall messages begin circulating on WhatsApp often with inaccurate predictions or reminding people of the July 2005 deluge “We thought the IMD is the only authority on weather but now there are many others These are not genuine and often do more harm than good not only for the society but also for the disaster management teams This misuse of technology costs us valuable time money and resources” said Hosalikar Known to experience heavy rainfall Mumbai has in recent years witnessed brief but intense spells of rainfall with a slowly rising number of “extreme rainfall” days and consequently episodes of waterlogging and suspension of transport services “We are observing that there are more days of extreme rainfall and fewer days of moderate or light rainfall This has created a situation in which the soil does not get enough time to recharge and most of the water flows into the sea We have seen this pattern developing in recent years” said Subimal Ghosh a professor at IIT Bombay In this year’s monsoon Mumbai received extremely heavy rainfall on August 29 with 315 mm recorded in 24 hours and on September 19 with 304 mm rainfall in the same duration The rain brought Mumbai to a halt with many parts of the city being waterlogged Simultaneously building structures in Mumbai have been a factor contributing to heavy rainfall concentrated in a locality “We observe that there is no uniform intensification of rainfall in the city While some pockets get heavy rainfall others do not This shows that buildings and roads are factors making the atmosphere unstable” said Ghosh The city also experienced several thundershowers at night this season On some days like September 13 the intense thunders even woke people from their sleep “These are not normal for Mumbai and it is a sign that the cloud properties are changing” he added However IMD officials feel there is no cause for worry as thunders are a regular feature in September and October “It is normal to receive thundershowers after evening in these months as it rains on alternate days causing ground heating and moisture The convection causes huge thunder clouds at a height of 12-16 km” said Hosalikar In any eventuality an increase in rainfall intensity on some days could mean more flooding incidents in coming years While the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has blamed the IMD for poor rainfall predictions for August 29 Ghosh believes they have done a commendable job “IMD has been doing a very good in predicting extreme rainfall and it is doing better than the international models It is wrong of government agencies to criticise IMD These agencies do not have the expertise to analyse the forecast The forecast issued by IMD will be successful only if they hire the expertise to interpret it right” Ghosh said [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: May 18 2017 8:02 pm The news of Reema Lagoo passing away came early on Thursday morning her onscreen bahu Supriya Pilgaonkar rememberes Reema as a “strong feisty” woman Related News Reema Lagoo and Supriya Pilgaonkar played saas-bahu in the 90s soap Tu Tu Mai Mai Eons away from the conspiring DILs and MILs on TV today these two women shared a real relationship which was humorous and all heart Reema’s Devaki Verma and Supriya’s Radha Verma would fight and bicker but would be as thick as thieves as soon as someone tried to come between their relationship Such was their chemistry together that the show features in the top 5 for anyone who grew up in the 90s As the shocking news of Reema Lagoo passing away came early on Thursday morning her onscreen bahu remembered her as a “strong feisty” woman Shocked by her co-star’s sudden death Pilgaonkar says “I am at loss for words Reema was a superlative actor… just amazing Whichever role she did it appeared as if it was cut out for her” Also readAamir Khan rushes to Reema Lagoo’s residence after hearing of her death says he is in shock Watchvideo Supriya and Reema’s on-screen chemistry was loved by one and all and in no time they became the favourite mother-in-law and daughter-in-law duo of Indian households Supriya said ” We worked together for so many years I saw her so closely” But Supriya definitely thought of Reema was to do bigger things in life She thought that Reema being Reema was definitely meant to do something huge and that she shouldn’t have only confined herself to acting She said ” She (Reema Lagoo) was an avid reader I always felt she should write and direct” Also readReema Lagoo death: Shriman Shrimati co-star Rakesh Bedi remembers his ‘dearfriend’ And after such a huge body of work in the industry Supriya thought of Reema as a great actor and more so a greater human being Supriya adds “Reema Lagoo did live life on her own terms She was a very strong woman” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsAhmedabad: The purpose of setting up an inquiry panel to find the missing files related to the encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan was not to implicate anyone but to recover the documents Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday amid the controversy over the officer conducting the probe having allegedly tutored a witness "The inquiry committee was set up not to implicate anyone but to find the missing files" he told PTI in Ahmedabad amidst allegations that the NDA government set up the panel to find faults in the previous UPA government A file photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh Reuters The Home Minister however refused to comment on the news report that the inquiry officer Additional Secretary B K Prasad tutored one of the key witnesses before taking his statement on the missing files Asked what will be the next course of action of the government as the panel has submitted its report Singh said he was yet to go through its contents and will take a view only after talking to all people concerned In its report the inquiry panel has said that only one missing document of the five related to the Ishrat Jahan case has been found The documents which continue to be missing were from the period when P Chidambaram was the Home Minister The inquiry panel which submitted its report last weeek has concluded that the papers were "removed knowingly or unknowingly or misplaced" in September 2009 a period when Congress leader P Chidambaram was the Home Minister The inquiry panel however made no reference to Chidambaram or anyone in the then UPA government Based on the statements of 11 serving and retired officers including the then Home Secretary G K Pillai the report said the documents went missing between 18 and 28 September 2009 Ishrat Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an alleged staged encounter with Gujarat Police on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on 15 June 2004 The Gujarat Police had claimed those killed were LeT terrorists and planned to assassinate the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi “At this age I don’t have to become PM again or CM. And I’m not here to make my son the chief minister. I will continue my struggle for the farmers the poor and the downtrodden. Those who work against the party won’t be tolerated” So spoke Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda on Thursday evening in what seemed like a last-ditch attempt to save his party from disintegration For a man who has been in politics for 55 years and who was the chief minister of Karnataka and the prime minister of India Gowda is in a political mess The Janata Dal(S) the party that he had built and nurtured for 17 years with diligence is slowly but steadily falling apart At a party event on Thursday a few thousand people heard Gowda The venue was in Mandya the south Karnataka district in the heartland of his Vokkaliga community This was Gowda’s way of ‘going to people’ And this was the second desperate attempt Gowda was making to rescue his party from destruction after eight of his 40 MLAs cross-voted for the Congress in the 11 June Rajya Sabha election Some 10 days ago he had another go: Gowda tried to snatch some Congress rebels who were furious with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah following the 19 June reshuffle But none of them jumped to Gowda’s party and Siddaramaiah has at least for now smothered the rebellion by offering them all kinds of sops Despite the brave face that he puts on Gowda 83 is a sad man today AFP Frustrated Gowda is now doing the only thing he can: “going to people” and explaining himself But this may be coming a bit late Despite the brave facethat he puts on Gowda 83 is a sad man today His influence in the Vokkaliga community is no longer what it was According to old estimates Vokkaligas form about 12 percent of Karnataka’s population But according to a controversial caste census undertaken by Siddaramaiah they are no more than 816 percent Whatever their number is some of the JD(S) rebels and some Congress leaders run their own Vokkaliga fiefdoms Gowda has indeed suffered a fall in politics and his advancing age doesn’t help him rise like a phoenix The engineer-turned-politician was one of the key leaders of the original Janata Party which was formed in 1977 and which took the avatar of Janata Dal in 1988 Later Janata Dal split into a dozen outfits —Gowda himself floating Janata Dal (Secular) in 1999 But today Gowda is nowhere near being a Nitish Kumar of Janata Dal (United) a fragment of Janata Dal And he is not a Naveen Patnaik of Biju Janata Dal another fragment Nor is he even a Ram Vilas Paswan who heads another piece of Janata Dal called Lok Janshakti Party The closest that the JD(S) is to power now is in Kerala where it has a minister in the Pinarayi Vijayan government The party is part of the CPM-led Left Democratic Front in Kerala the only state other than Karnataka where it has some presence This pathetic situation is surely not what Gowda had expected — not after what he had done to Ramakrishna Hegde who was Janata Party’s chief minister between 1983 and 1988 Gowda was a minister in the Hegde government The suave and scotch-drinking Hegde who fooled the media with his talk about “value-based politics” was unable to match the political acumen of Gowda whose staple food is ragi mudde and who describes himself as mannina maga (Kannada for ‘son of the soil’) Gowda’s career hit the high spot when he led the Janata Dal to victory in 1994 and became the chief minister and in 1996 became the prime minister of the United Front in unforeseen circumstances But it was also the beginning of his end Though Gowda’s self-effacing oratory with a rustic sense of humour — he often thumps his thighs while speaking — impresses rural folk his politics are more feudal than democratic Even as he rose to the top his two sons HD Revanna and HD Kumaraswamy began to wield as much power as he did leading to allegations that he had turned the party into a family enterprise The worst came after the 2004 election thatproduced a hung assembly JD(S) formed a coalition government with the Congress with Dharam Singh as the Congress chief minister It was then that the ugliest kind of politics came into play Gowda’s second son Kumaraswamy rebelled and with the BJP’s support replaced Dharam Singh Land and nepotism scams became the order of the day and there was no evidence of a government at work And when it was time for Kumaraswamy to resign and give the chief minister’s post to the BJP he refused to budge He relented only after the BJP’s withdrawal of support and a spell of President’s rule All this gave the Gowda family image a severe beating and led to a five-year BJP rule from 2008 The 2013 election saw the return of the Congress with Siddaramaiah Gowda’s one-time ally who had switched parties at the helm Where does Gowda stand now Gowda’s two sons continue to pull the party in two different directions Kumaraswamy the president of the JD(S) state unit spends more time in toning up his body in a gym at home and on producing Kannada films Instead of attending an important party meeting that Gowda called recently Kumaraswamy dashed off to Bulgaria for the shooting of a film starring his son JD(S) rebels say that Kumaraswamy is inaccessible and when accessible arrogant For now Siddaramaiah is on a high having ensured the victory of an additional party candidate with help from JD(S) rebels and having put down the rebellion in the Congress And the BJP led by former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is in an even happier mood sure that Karnataka will go saffron once again in the assembly elections two years away In what is likely to be a two-horse race for power JD(S) may end up being a pony watching from sidelines Written by Surjit S Bhalla | Published: June 10 2014 12:23 am While politically popular even tax cuts policies are opposed in India by the bureaucrats Why Because both expenditure and tax cuts involve a reduction in bureaucratic power and influence Pradeep Yadav Related News The budget could be a joy to behold For the first time ever the government will have no excuses for business as usual sloppiness inaction and bad behaviour As the Modi government prepares its initial budget offering here is a compilation of some essentials the budget has to contain Individual recommendations will be discussed in detail over the next three weeks — for a discussion of how corporate tax rates should and must be reduced see ‘No more bandaid tax policy’ (IE June 7) Incidentally that article forgot to include in the high 30 per cent effective tax rate paid by Indian corporations the 2 per cent tax via the misguided corporate social responsibility levy The budget vision document should clearly emphasise the following First that there is a structural change implied in the mandate of the people The mandate does not involve a shift from Tweedledum to Tweedledee The mandate is not what happens in George Orwell’s Animal Farm: “The creatures outside looked from pig to man and from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” In short the budget should be different from Congress budgets It is also nobody’s case least of all mine that Budget 2014-15 will suddenly make everything right; will magically make the economy grow and provide jobs to the jobless and toilets to those who don’t have them today But the budget will be misguided and the voters’ wrath shall descend if it does not contain a vision and a roadmap of what will be done in the next three years The budget must also outline the economic philosophy of this new government and how is it different than what the people have just recently and overwhelmingly rejected Some key policy concerns and initiatives expected in Budget 2014-15 are as follows On retrospective taxes the latest defence of the most retrogressive (Neanderthal) policy ever initiated by the Indian government is that it cannot reject reverse and remove this legislation because the CAG will ask for an explanation of the potential litigation-dependent revenue loss I am not a lawyer but let me see if I get the argument right Before former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee introduced this legislation in his reverse pathbreaking 2012 budget there were no retrospective taxes Indeed the government had to introduce new laws in order to invoke the new stupidity The CAG is just an arm of the government that attempts to ensure that government expenditures and revenue collections are properly accounted for It is just an auditing agency definitely no more and maybe even far less Just as the retrospective law was introduced so can it be removed What does the CAG have to do with it The government must not cannot use the CAG fig-leaf for its refusal to act — especially not the Modi government As for welfare expenditures does the government believe in the philosophy and economics behind the several bad subsidies that it has inherited The bad subsidies together account for more than 2 per cent of the GDP and belong to the following three broad categories — food fuel and employment Not only should these subsidies be eliminated but there should also be expenditure accountability For example will the states be responsible for administration of the schemes or will it be bureaucrats in various Central ministries If the latter what is the rationale for continuing with a failed policy That good things can happen is indicated by the reformist state-led labour policy just announced by the CM of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje On the question of fuel policy there is no reason to modify the steady reduction in diesel subsidies; and making them zero by the end of calendar year 2014 On jobs programmes specifically the MGNREGA Both the CAG and Jairam Ramesh the Congress cabinet minister in charge have endorsed the claims of many (including myself) that a lot of oddities and corruption are present in the administration of this programme If there is any scheme that most aggressively represents the world according to Sonia Gandhi it is the MGNREGA jobs programme Why can’t the budget announce that this is the last year of the programme that it will operate in only the 100 poorest districts this year and that expenditures will be reduced to Rs 20000 crore this year (a saving of Rs 15000 crore) and zero rupees next year What better policy to signal that Indian economic policy is beginning to change As far as food subsidies and the food security bill (FSB) are concerned when the bill was passed last year Congressmen jumped out of their seats and into the streets to proclaim that it had been passed not because it was good but because it was Sonia Gandhi’s “dream” Well the election results suggest that it was the BJP’s dream that the FSB was passed and the Congress’s worst nightmare Surely the BJP must recognise that the people of India see Centrally administered schemes like the FSB and MGNREGA and diesel subsidies as retrogressive and immensely corrupt; that continuation of business as is with these policies will be seen as not only rejection but also contempt for the people’s mandate; that the people do not expect that all these programmes will become zero on July 16 but do expect that they will be phased out over the next three years — fuel and the MGNREGA by March 2015 and the public distribution system (PDS) of redistributing food to the poor by 2017 “Oops we can’t do this” is the most likely refrain of the politicians and bureaucrats in charge of the ministries with expenditure cuts — but that is also Congress thinking Instead a policy that reduces welfare expenditures reduces giveaways to the middle man and politicians and increases income transfers to the poor can also be politically popular Consider the following set of policies Eliminate all Central government policies that have the prefix Nehru or Gandhi Elimination of the above “bad” subsidies and Nehru-Gandhi schemes will release more than Rs 300000 crore each year If the government uses the post office “banking” system and Aadhaar to effectively and comprehensively target and deliver to the 200 million Tendulkar poor then these Rs 3 lakh crore will more than double the income of every poor person in India eliminate poverty and provide generous education and healthcare benefits to the poor In India the strange story is that bureaucratic and vigilante power (and corruption) are also involved in the ministries with tax cuts While politically popular even tax cuts policies are opposed by bureaucrats Why Because both expenditure and tax cuts involve a reduction in bureaucratic power and influence Part of empowering bureaucrats is also to make them act to eliminate their own jobs The very fortunate reality for the people of India is that Prime Minister Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have no place to hide They have and will have no excuses for not presenting the most forward-looking and progressive vision and budget in Indian history I am more than confident that they realise the importance of this budget and that they are up to the task — and they will handsomely deliver If not it will be the shortest honeymoon in Indian political history The writer is chairman of Oxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and a senior advisor to Zyfin a leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Updated: August 11 2017 12:49 am HS Prannoy who clinched the US Open title last month had reached the quarterfinals at New Zealand Grand Prix Gold at Auckland last week (Source: File) Related News Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has continued his meteoric rise in badminton as he moved up two places to settle at the 15th spot in the BWF rankings Along with him Sourabh Verma is also another player who managed to rise up in ranking to grab the 32nd spot Parupalli Kashyap is another player who jumped one place to be at 46th rank Kidambi Srikanth did not see any movement and remained constant at theeighth spot Among women PV Sindhu andSaina Nehwal also remained constant at fifth and 16th rank It may be recalled here that Prannoy had an injury prone career so far However he has now overcome the injury crisis and believes that he can go on and improve his game further In a recent interview he spoke about his form and said? 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the BJP could not muster even 25 per cent of the Hindu votes in any election there.