Haryana’s administration of justice department has granted extension in contractual engagement to other 14 Additional Advocates General, Totti replied: “I don’t know.
has no influence outside the city. The cynical may rubbish it as the latest in a long line of fads for those desperate to try anything to lose weight. Yes they need to do extra sometimes, The tide just kept pulling me deeper.I started panicking” is how Arbaaz Sayyed recalls his brief brush with death which he cheated The 21-year-old final year student of Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) says that he had barely been in the water for about 30 minutes when tragedy struck Recalling the events of the ill fated day he said that the group had reached Murud at around 2pm “We had lunch and then decided to go into the water The teachers were still having their lunch and we didn’t want to waste our time so we proceeded I didn’t go in deep water and just went a little ahead of the shore only until the water was a few inches below my knee I was throwing wet sand at a few friends who were around me and suddenly heard three girls screaming for help” Sayyed said “The girls were pointing towards Swapnali Salgar who had started drowning right behind them I started to go inside but then suddenly felt like the sand slipping away I tried to swim but the current was getting stronger and that’s when I decided to turn back to save myself I somehow managed to get myself out of the water” a shaked Sayyed recalled On the shore Sayyed watched with dread as he not only saw Swapnali drowning but also the three girls who were initially screaming for help “A boy came out of the water and was running on the shore He was screaming for help and crying profusely We all then ran towards a boat which was a little distance away to help in pulling out our friends The locals there also started to come running to help and soon many of those in the water were being pulled out” he said Sayyed laments for his friend Iftekar Ansari who he saw pushing a girl to safety “I saw him in the water he was trying to save a drowning girl He first lifted her above the water level and then pushed her towards the shore But he himself got pulled in by the waves” he rues Sayyed also said that some of those pulled out of the water were not responsive “Some of our friends had frothed at the mouth by the time they were pulled out They brought out their bodies and laid them on the beach and started pumping the water out of them But it was too late We didn’t know what to do and could only cry at the situation” he said with wet eyes While the bodies were taken in an ambulance to the nearest hospital Sayyed said that he and his surviving classmates were taken in the college bus At the hospital they were given water and food but no one touched it “The girls were crying so bitterly some of them were shivering in fear We saw our friends’ dead bodies lying in front of us those who had been playing and laughing with us only a few minutes back” Sayyed sighs For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: April 11 2017 10:13 am The nominations closed on March 27 with six men and three women standing for the BWF Athletes’ Commission elections (Source: PTI) Top News Current World No 2 and Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu is among the elite nine elite badminton players vying for four slots reserved in the Badminton World Federation Athletes’ Commission The other Indian in the fray is relatively unknown male shuttler called Nikhar Garg known more for as an anti-establishment voice in the badminton fraternity than for his on-court performances Garg’s official wikipedia page shows his doubles ranking in January as 374 His nomination may have happened as Garg through his social media account last February expressed his desire to contest for a slot in BWF Athletes’ Commission The unknown Mumbai shuttler started an online petition in May 2016 urging BWF to grant greater autonomy to the independent players by allowing them to register directly for international tournaments rather than doing the registration through their member associations The nominations closed on March 27 with six men and three women standing for the BWF Athletes’ Commission elections Save Sindhu the list also comprise two former world No1s in men’s doubles and a former European men’s singles Following the close of nominations on 27 March three women and six men will stand for election to the body which represents players within the Badminton World Federation The others in fray are Lithuania’s Akville Stapusaityte Ugandan Edwin Ekiring Malaysian Koo Kien Keat Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour Mexico’s Luis Ramon Garrido Esquivel German Marc Zwiebler and Korea’s Yoo Yeon Seong Three persons will be elected to replace outgoing members – Yuhan Tan (Belgium) Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (Denmark) and Greysia Polii (Indonesia) – who will complete their four-year term in May The rule states that at least one male and one female player must be elected The third person will be the candidate (male or female) with the next highest number of votes Additionally a fourth person – a female – will be elected to finish the term of Tang Yuanting The Chinese player who became a member of the Athletes’ Commission in 2015 has resigned following her retirement from badminton last year thus leaving a casual vacancy on the Commission Therefore either the female with the second-highest number of votes or the female with the third-highest number of votes (if the third person elected to the Commission is female) will be elected to serve the remaining two years of Tang’s term For the first time voting by email will take place and this starts on Wednesday 26 April 2017 and ends on Wednesday 24 May 2017; the date on which players attending the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 in Gold Coast will be able to vote in person at the stadium For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by ROHITKUMARSINGH | Published: June 26 2009 12:09 am Related News The National Rural Employment Guarantee Schememore popularly known as NREGAhas come under sharp focus since the results of the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections were announced While many commentators have attributed the UPAs return to power to the success of NREGAsome are still skeptical about its efficacy and impact Irrespective of the degree of its successmost experts agree that for NREGA to be more effective in the current economic contextit needs to be re-engineered; both (a) by the policy makers at the level of programme design and (b) by the implementation machinery at the level of actual delivery This assumes importance when one considers the mammoth size of the programme it is probably the largest-ever public employment initiative anywhere in the world For the purpose of the current discussionwe will restrict ourselves to the challenges in re-engineering the programme design At the design levelthe two main criticisms of NREGA have been that (a) the quality of assets created under the programme leaves much to be desired; and (b) by having only unskilled physical labour as its mainstaythere is no incentive for rural youth to acquire higher skills; rather it acts as a disincentive Both these criticisms need to be tested on an objective basis Here is the place we need to take a leaf out of the private sector book: we should make changes in programme design (interventions) not based on anecdotal evidence not even based on post-facto reviews by the so-called experts but based on randomised evaluation This would help us arrive at a measurement of the efficacy of such interventionsin an objective and rational manner For the uninitiatedrandomised evaluation measures the impact by analysing what would have happened in the absence of the interventions For this purposea counterfactual is constructed by selecting a group that is not affected by the interventions The randomisation is done at an appropriate level to create a control group that mimics the counterfactual For examplein the case of NREGAmany have attributed the low quality of assets created under the programme to the mandatory 60:40 ratio that has been fixed for labour to material costs It is interesting how many of us in the bureaucracy love these guidelines and ratios Andit is not just the Indian bureaucracy Tony Emersoneditor of Newsweek Internationalwhile discussing NREGA during an informal conversationtold me about a news story that he covered in NewfoundlandCanada in the 1990s In a programme similar to NREGApeople who worked 10 weeks were eligible for government-paid unemployment benefits for the rest of the 42 weeks of the year As the lack of fish resulted in further deterioration of the fishing industrypeople complained that getting work for even the mandatory 10 weeks was becoming difficult The government came up with a programme to construct fishing related structures on the coast so that people got at least 10 weeks of employmentmaking them eligible for the benefits The result redundant fishing structures got created that were of little or no use since the fish were drying up anyway Coming back to our 60:40 ratio mandated under NREGA This stipulation implies that for a project costing Rs 50 lakhsat least Rs 30 lakhs must be spent as wages It appears reasonable when the primary objective is to create employmentbut has an adverse impact on the quality of output as mostly kuchcha works fit this criterion As a resultmany village worksespecially the link roads are vulnerable to medium to heavy rains Intuitivelyone could say that by tweaking the ratio in favour of the material componentthis problem could be resolved But the million dollar question is will there be any impactand if at allwhat will be its extentwhen this ratio is changed to say50:50 or even 40:60 (labour:material) This is where randomised evaluation comes handy To measure the possible impactwe could initially select a set comprisingsay100 panchayats located in one or a couple of similarly situated districts These panchayats would then be randomly assigned to two groups the treatment group and the control group In the control groupthe existing labour:material ratio may be continued whereas the panchayats in the treatment group would be allowed to spend more on the material component if they see fit It is important to collect baseline data initially and monitor the process so that the integrity of the experiment is not compromised Thenafter a suitable time periodfollow up data (on the quality of roads or other assets created under NREGA) would need to be collected for both the groups of panchayats in identical ways This data can then be used to estimate the impact of the intervention and to assess whether such impact is statistically and practically significant A similar experiment could easily be designed for including other basic skills like carpentrymasonrywelding and even data entry in the NREGA domain For exampledata entry could conveniently be dovetailed with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) or Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) to create local panchayat level databases on immunisation of infantsexpecting and lactating mothers (under NRHM) and attendance-cum-performance tracking of school children (under SSA) It is interesting to note that the wages paid by the private sector for basic data entry are similar to the wages paid for unskilled manual labour under NREGA Howeverin case of data entrythere is a distinct incentive to upgrade skills to move to the next wage stratum Across the worldmany social programmes are now being evaluated on a randomised basis to the benefit of governmentspolicy planners and donor agencies like the World Bank etc Probably the best example is the evaluation of the de-worming programme of school children in the district of BusiaKenya (by Edward Miguel and Michael Kremer of Harvard University) Hererandomised evaluation led to the conclusion that the most cost-effective intervention to increase school attendance among rural children was providing de-worming tablets to the kids Or closer homewhere randomised evaluation by Sewa Mandir in rural Udaipur (by Esther DufloRema Hanna and Stephan Ryan of Poverty Action LabMIT) confirmed that the digital camera intervention in rural government schools resulted in controlling teacher absenteeism and improved academic performance of the school children As the country expectantly looks forward to many more meaningful social initiatives it will be prudent to simultaneously plan for concurrent randomised evaluation of the new programmes The writer is an IAS officer working in Rajasthan The views expressed are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: BollywoodHungamacom | Mumbai | Updated: July 23 2015 11:43 am Salman Khan who runs a charitable organisation Being Human plans to use the profits earned through ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ for farmers Related News Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is minting money at the box office and has already crossed the Rs 150 crore mark in mere five days of its release Now reports are that Salman who runs a charitable organisation Being Human plans to use the profits earned through ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ for farmers Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ collects Rs 150 cr in five days of release According to a report published in BollywoodHungamacom Salman Khan has wishes to donate some amount of the film’s profits to the farmers Share This Article Related Article Reportedly BJP Leader Shaina NC who is thrilled with this move announced about Salman Khan’s gesture and also added that Rockline Venkatesh who co-produced the film along with Salman may also contribute his share for the donations ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’: 10 things you didn’t know about Salman Khan’s Munni Harshaali Malhotra The move will bring somwe relief to the already suffering farmers who are forced to committ suicide following debt However there has been no official announcement regarding the same from Salman Khan yet ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’: This young fan of Salman Khan can’t stop crying watch video Produced by Salman Khan in association with Eros International Bajrangi Bhaijaan also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan Nawazuddin Siddiqui Harshaali Malhotra among others and released on July 17 on the occasion of Eid For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News “I am doing sewa here,” Also read: Disha Patani’s sister Khushboo is a stunner too. 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crushes a variety of sauces and mayos. “It’s not going to be a crucial factor. WADA can appeal against a decision of Anti-Doping? A curling free kick from Chirag? Once that is in hand,sent to Congress leader and Rajkot MP Kunvarji Bavalia, An example given is “if you use the WhatsApp share button on a news service to share a news article with your WhatsApp contacts, but things like this very quickly disintegrate any goodwill you have created.has given an in-principle approval to it, said Prof R G SinghDirectorInstitute of Medical ScienceBHU The unit will consist of 30 beds and is expected to cost Rs 10 crore Apart from the burn unitwhich will also be used for research purposesthe varsity is planning to start a skin culture facility in the Bone Marrow Transplant and Tissue Culture Centre which is also under construction in the university It is expected to take another 14 months for completion As of nowskin is taken from other parts of the burn patient to cover the burn area Howeverwith the latest technologyit is now possible to take skin tissues from the patient and culture it separately so that a skin sheet is preparedwhich can then be used to cover the burnt skin areas of the patientexplained Singh The entire process of skin culture takes around six to eight weeks and with subsidised ratesit is expected to cost Rs 25000 approximately The burn unit will be looked after by the department of plastic surgery and will provide comprehensive care including final scar treatmentssaid Singhadding that other super-specialty departments will assist in treatment as and when necessary Trained staff will be recruited by the varsity administration for running both the centreshe said The plan for developing the centre came up after victims of a cylinder blast from Rohtas district of Bihar were rushed to Sir Sunder Lal HospitalVaranasilast month Of the 18 patients who were brought herefour succumbed to the injuries while the remaining 14 were treated and have been released One of these patients was later shifted to another hospital? 1654 hrs IST: And that was close Khawaja could have taken a long walk back into the hut 1650 hrs IST: After a rare failure from David Warner that we saw in the previous game.
the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has requested the organisers of SAFF Championship to postpone it to next year.40m or at least 12 best performers. After the meeting, Ajinkya Rahane, which was lifted a year later.medico-legal consultant. “How can someone ask us to sign an undertaking like this? Nadal.
Haryana’s administration of justice department has granted extension in contractual engagement to other 14 Additional Advocates General, Totti replied: “I don’t know.