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activities that we have planned throughout the year and throughout India” Sushma Swaraj said adding that India looked forward to welcoming Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Goa in October for the BRICS summit Written by Bharat Sundaresan | Published: September 14 2013 3:44 am Related News Harmeet Singh has turned heads with his bowling right from his pre-teensdrawing comparisons with some legendary members of his ilk Ideally at 21the left-arm spinner should have been prepping himself up for the upcoming domestic seasonand set in motion a first-class career thats been stop-start in nature so far Insteadhe was hauled up in a Delhi hotelwaiting for the BCCI to pass their verdict on him after having been accused by the Sawani report for not reporting bookie approaches in the Indian Premier League Fortunately for Harmeethe ended up dodging a bullet with the board deciding to close his case citing a lack of evidence His alleged link with bookies though is the latest in a series of indiscretions that have dogged Harmeets young career It isnt a case of a boy losing his innocence For all the plaudits on the fieldhis repeated brushes with indiscipline off it have tainted him as a problem-child Seniors in the Mumbai team have often questioned his cavalier attitudesome even berating him for it But to no avail Harmeetwho helped Unmukt Chands side win the U-19 World Cup last yearcame in for flak during the previous edition in New Zealand back in 2010 for his indisciplinewhere he was even allegedly pulled up by coach Chandrakant Pandit Then came the issue regarding a celebration he led after Mumbai won the domestic title by uncorking a bottle of beer on the balcony at the citys Wankhede Stadium Stillthere is no dearth of backers for Harmeet Even during the IPL this yearHarmeet had been warned by a couple of senior Mumbai players for the company he was keeping But he seemed to have turned a blind eye to the advice His bowling talent has won him rave reviews from experts including Ian Chappell The onus is now on Harmeet to brush this episode away and get his act in order once and for all Dealing with money and fame asidehe could well start with filtering the hangers-on around him (Bharat is a principal correspondent based in Mumbai [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: October 7 2017 1:29 am It is India’s first ever FIFA tournament which will be hosted from October 6 to 28 (Source: Indian Football Team Twitter) Related News Asian powerhouse Iran begin their campaign in the FIFA U-17 World Cup against Guinea in a Group C match in Goa on Saturday Iran will be making their fourth appearance in this tournament They have played here last year in the AFC U-16 Championships and finished second behind Iraq to qualify for the U-17 FIFA World Cup Iran coach Abbas Chamanyan said his side’s experience of having earlier played in Goa should help them in this tournament Iran are not new to the world stage at the junior level as they had earlier participated in FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2001 at Trinidad and Tobago 2009 in Nigeria and 2013 in UAE They could reach the round of 16 in their last two appearances and are yet to make the quarter-final stages And the head coach is hoping that his side can go the farthest this time “We have a different side altogether that played last in the AFC U-16 tournament We have 15 new players from the side that played in the AFC U-16 tournament last year We play against the African side Guinea who are always physically strong and it is going to be a tough encounter “Our players are ready for the challenge and are looking for a win their opening match tomorrow” stated Abbas Chamanyan Guinea who are the youngest side in this tournament could be the dark horses from this group and are out to surprise the teams in this group which also has Germany and Costa Rica in it “Ours is a young team and want to prove themselves that they are no push overs in this tournament We have worked hard to reach this stage and are now will try our best to win the tournament” said coach Souleymane Camara The Teams (From): Guinea:Ibrahima Sylla Samuel Conte Ibrahima Soumah Charif Camara Issiaga Camara Fandje Toure Lape Bangoura Doss Soumah Aguibou Camara Djibril Sylla M Bemba Camara Seydouba Cisse Salia Bangoura Blaise Camara Abdoulaye Doumbouya Ismael Traore Elhedj Bah Naby Bangoura Aly Soumah and Mohamed Camara Iran: Gholam Zadeh Gomari Satavi Jalali Esmaeil Zadeh Shahkola Nasiri Shariati Khameneh Hosseinzadeh Tazehgheshlagh Sharifi Sayyad Manesh Shiadeh Ghobeishavi Delfi Ashayer Janipour Davaran Kooshki Namdari DEhghadi Ghaderi Karimi Lishter Sardari Amidabadi Khaghani and Khoda Moradi Match starts at 8 pm For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsGovernment officials both bureaucratic and elected are increasingly making their ideological bankruptcy apparent through a series of policy moves and statements that condone the wholesale erosion of public welfare as enshrined in the Constitution of India — advocating the withdrawal of the State from key functions It’s an indication that India’s policymakers with BJP and its technocrats at the helm do not have a solution to the country’s poverty and welfare crises The focus in this essay will be policy not scams; the critique is not simply ideological The enrichment of private corporations through disinvestment subsidising private corporations in profit-making ventures and economic planning to serve private interests are the hallmark of this government’s policy Let’s start with infrastructure NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant recently announced at a summit organised by FICCI that government entities should "exit from the operation and maintenance of infrastructure projects" Kant was also in favour of disinvesting Air India and a Rs 35000 crore debt write-off instead of arguing for recovery of bad public sector debt from tycoons such as Vijay Mallya as a more appropriate means Nitin Gadkari roadways and transport minister said the reason projects are delayed is not ministers but "the system and the bureaucracy" But both refuse to take into account the fact that public-conducted infrastructure projects tend to complete on time as compared to public private partnership (PPP) or any other form of private contracting A classic example is the fact that segments of the Delhi Metro which were entirely public built and supervised were finished ahead of time while the PPP-based segments were delayed State highways in places like Uttar Pradesh are a classic case of PPPs gone wrong of course only till elections near The government as a client is often the worst recipient of customer service from contractors Furthermore by giving up on operations and maintenance the government gives up a crucial source of revenue (tolls) while providing windfall deals to building and toll contractors Prisons in the US and Australia have been privatised but we must resist such a move Reuters representational image Kant also stated "There is no need for jails schools and colleges to be run in the government sector. At least experience of many countries like Canada and Australia shows that the private sector is capable of doing very good work in creation of quality infrastructure over a long period of time in social sector" But this discourse ignores some key matters Prison-industrial complexes are on the rise in countries such as the US and Australia where state and federal jails are run by private corporations and security agencies where prisoners are used as unpaid and underpaid labour onsite for various profit-making ventures (which nearly always draw excess profits due to various forms of subsidisation namely the underpaid labour and state funds for upkeep per prisoner) Further security/prison firms in these countries have become notorious for corrupt judges police and politicians to enable harsher arbitrary sentencing across the board for all crimes of accused suspects and convicts as well as the trigger-happy tendencies of maximum sentencing and premature establishment of guilt all in order to provide cheap manpower for the prison sweatshops — with data revealing huge discrimination against weaker sections of society such as the poor persons of colour and religious minorities In India a similar move would likely amount to disproportionate sentencing by the judiciary discriminatory profiling as well as rigged investigations by the police against religious minorities backward communities and poorer segments of society Regarding higher education (colleges and universities) what is conveniently left out is the fact that the most prestigious higher education institutes are in the public sector or in some major way government-aided: The IITs IIMs IIMC NID Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi University Jadavpur University the National Law Universities etc Private higher education in India is hardly capable of providing top-quality education at par with any of these institutes listed anytime soon at a cost affordable to most aspirants — which is why seats in private institutes go vacant despite there being a larger and larger chunk of Class XII students who pass out of school annually In the higher education sector expansion of affordable State-subsidised and supervised education is the only way to make up the shortfall — rather than a monopoly of for-profit educational enterprises Private schooling tends to thrive in urban and suburban areas and in those rural areas where government schooling was once successful One is far less likely to run into a private school in a basti in the rural interior (especially those without electricity piped water gas connections and shops) than a dilapidated one run by the government or an NGO In short private schools would not venture in an area that does not already have a high demand or a government school with high enrollment to outcompete When it comes to urban and suburban areas barring the Kendriya Vidyalayas private education from excellent to shoddy is predominant both in terms of success and quantity with an emphasis on English medium (especially in North India) However most private schools are only marginally better than the average government school with the latter being the sole option for the extremely poor and nobody’s first option Further no amount of demand can lead to enough good private schools in cities like Delhi which can fit the children of Delhi’s elite forget the middle-class The problem here is not lack of investment alone — one finds branches of well-known schools imparting not-so-good education compared to the main branches — but lack of well-trained teachers and poor pay scales Either way disinvestment does not solve the country’s education crisis A parallel proposal by the government aims at "location-specific mergers of nearly 260000 small government schools" As reported in LiveMint the government is looking at "location-specific mergers of 260000 schools to utilise resources" "In draft guidelines now available for public comments on the Union human resource development ministry’s website the government says it is time for a ‘re-look at the expansion of schooling facilities made in previous years and call for a nationwide consolidation of schools’ The move the ministry believes will reallocate staff and other resources from schools where they are in excess to the schools where they are needed It will consolidate the resources in the ‘best interest of the child’ and minimize under-utilization and wastage States are now increasingly realizing that surplus schools in excess of neighbourhood requirement have somehow been established which are adversely affecting the provisioning of resources teaching learning process monitoring and supervision’ say the draft guidelines" the report said A country like India does not have impeccable literacy or school-passing or graduation credentials to justify putting a brake on expansion and focusing on what is touted as a "collective effort undertaken to promote access to schools to expedite the resourcing of schools to improve the quality of education and to ensure the retention of children in schools" Say there are four understaffed schools in four villages with five teachers each which are then clubbed into one school with 20 teachers It would limit access to schools for some villages and would also potentially increase the distance a student has to travel to reach his/her school in some cases by several kilometres in the absence of school buses And most of all the plan does not take into account caste factors for designated villages are in fact clusters of caste-based bastis in rural areas Mergers of schools into one located in a single basti where social pressure backed with threats would either deny access to lower caste students if located in an upper caste basti or lead to boycott of school by upper caste students if in a lower caste basti For instance in Rajasthan where tensions and disputes frequently flare up between Meos Rajputs Ahirs Gujjars Meenas and Jats if the plan were implemented would be a classic example of good intentions gone wrong The ideal must be accessible to everybody The same report states that: As per the draft guidelines as of 2015-16 at least 187006 primary schools (Class I-V) and 62988 upper primary (Class VI-VIII) schools were running with fewer than 30 students Besides 7166 schools had zero enrolment It says some 87000 schools have a single teacher If we link this with what Amitabh Kant said about disinvesting schools and colleges one can easily see that the purpose of these "mergers" is not efficiency or quality but to consolidate government assets that could viably be handed over to the private sector in a form most profitable to the latter — basically rearranging dishes on a silver platter Assets which yield low potential profits or are in areas with low operative demand are seen as not profitable enough ventures to be of use to the future owners – the private sector Another potential beneficiary could be Vidya Bharti the RSS-run single largest chain of schools in the country — with each buyer receiving pre-packaged ready-to-operate schools with resources higher than when under government ownership Another report states: The Centre told the Rajya Sabha. that over 37 percent of schools did not have electricity connections till March 2017 While only 6281 percent schools in the country have electricity connections Jharkhand is at the bottom of the list with just 19 percent Delhi along with Chandigarh Dadra and Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Lakshadweep and Puducherry top the list with 100 percent of their schools having access to electricity Some of the states with poor access to electricity are Assam (25 percent) and Meghalaya (2854 percent) Others in the list include Bihar (3778 percent) Madhya Pradesh (2880 percent) Manipur (3927 percent) Odisha (3303 percent) and Tripura (2977 percent) In short these are schools the private sector would not be interested in acquiring After all for the private sector education is a business not a charity The case is no better in BJP-ruled states The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh favoured huge slashes in the education budget as reported by PTI: In the 2016-17 budget presented by the erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government a provision of Rs 9990 crore was made for secondary education which has come down to only Rs 576 crore in the Yogi Adityanath government a reduction of Rs 9414 crore The higher education sector also saw a significant cut Last year’s budget had a provision of Rs 2742 crore while this year it was Rs 27277 crore marking a shortfall of Rs Rs 246973 crore Basic education however saw a rise in fund allocation of Rs 5867 crore from last year’s Rs 15632 crore to Rs 21499 crore now The thinly garbed "libertarian" lobby with a discourse that says the government has "no business running infrastructure projects jails schools and colleges" ends up perpetuating and propagating crony capitalism rather than free market And there are many backers A report in The Indian Express quotes economist and member of NITI Aayog Bibek Debroy as asserting that: In ancient times the king had only limited responsibility of defence internal security and ensuring the rule of the law while everything else was done by the community Unfortunately because of the British legacy and what happened after 1947 as a citizen we have become pampered and continuously look towards the government to do this and that The government and the different levels of the government cannot solve the problem of India The country’s problems can be solved by its community The important question here is what community Would it mean a set of profit-making private sector conglomerates or does it imply that NGOs shoulder all the burden Ladies and gentlemen we are back to supply-side profit-driven trickle-down economics where community means the anarchy of the free market — and where access to key sectors like healthcare education electricity and water is a privilege not a right Ultimately it appears the NITI Aayog exists simply to plan how to hand over key public assets (including those pertaining to welfare) on a silver platter to the private sector and to plan how to subsidise private investment — all in the interests of not the country or the citizenry but of the private sector That the BJP has no other economic priorities comes out from the fact that an Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report that states 99 percent of campaign donations with undisclosed PAN details and addresses to political parties went to the BJP and that Rs 70581 crore of a total Rs 95677 crore of donations to major political parties by corporations went to the BJP between 2012-2013 and 2015-16 The major donor to every party was not a corporation per se but the Satya Electoral Trust which in turn also funnels corporate donations to parties — and is a little-investigated entity despite being the biggest proto-lobbyist in the country These electoral trusts (others include General Electoral Trust Triumph Electoral Trust Samaj Electoral Trust Janpragati Electoral Trust and Progressive Electoral Trust) are the Indian equivalent of the SuperPACs (Super Political Action Committees) which can funnel unlimited contributions beyond the legal limit of individual donors It would be difficult to imagine mammoth donors here not having a subsequent say in policymaking — or as one would say a "return on their investment" Further it was the BJP itself which through the Finance Bill gave full power to the Income Tax department to persecute trespass and seize properties and assets of ordinary citizens indefinitely without accountability — a very Emergency-like move only economic — while giving full privacy to billionaire mega-donors and corporations to donate unlimited money into politics A Lokniti CSDS survey reported in LiveMint shows that BJP supporters are about as liberal or conservative as the average Indian youth on issues such as perceiving an increase in intolerance on Muslims being falsely implicated in cases on the death penalty and on maintaining partriarchy It shows that India’s youth is more liberal on many issues than it was a decade ago such as reservation inter-religious marriage alcohol and pre-marital dating and that employment healthcare and general economic anxiety were the foremost issues that worry the youth This tells us that a huge factor in the overwhelming support PM Narendra Modi and the BJP saw in the 2014 elections was the promise of a higher standard of living as presented by the ‘Achhe Din’ slogan The fact that the goods promised are nowhere in sight even after three years shows the hollowness of glitzy "development" agendas sold during elections without details Perhaps what is most shocking about these revelations is that there is nearly no public outcry — not from citizens’ groups not from the media nor from opposition parties not from the Left (who keep forgetting that economy is a crucial tenet of Marxism) nor from young JNU media warriors (who were busy complaining about the informal proposal to install a tank on campus) Most importantly when did economic issues stop being central to any political party’s discourse The welfarism in our Constitution and the "Socialism" in our Constitution’s Preamble are being eroded with not even token dissent The divergence between PR rhetoric and actual economic policy has reached a breaking point — the government must either move a constitutional amendment to be able to honestly enact what it seeks to enact or the finance and HRD ministers and related economic policymakers and propagandists must resign along with the dissolution of the NITI Aayog for the morally fraudulent purpose it serves If the government "has no business running schools colleges and jails" today it may tomorrow claim it has no business ensuring cheap hospitalisation gas water and electricity for the people It may even conceivably claim it has no business maintaining law and order or cheap food prices or doing anything in the interests of the people whatsoever What "nation" will the BJP have left to pretend to be patriotic towards if it sells it all out India is meant to be a country of for and by the people not one of for a by corporate cronyism The author is a PhD Scholar in Modern and Contemporary History at the Centre for Historical Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University By: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: June 1 2017 6:11 pm “The decision to expel the rebels and their relatives who fought MCD elections against party candidates was taken unanimously in a meeting of the disciplinary committee” Nath said Related News The Vadodara unit of the Congress party on Thursday staged a demonstration demanding that the BJP-led Central government declare the cow as a national animal and impose the ban on cow slaughter across the country The Congress leaders flashing placards demanding Gauchar land for the cows status of the national animal and cow protection sat in protest at the Gandhi Nagar Gruh in Vadodara According to the party leaders the reason behind the protest is to ensure that the message of the Congress party reaches the people who are being “swayed by BJP’s fake ideologies” Spokesperson Shailesh Amin who was part of the protest said “The idea is to tell the people that the BJP has double standards They have ministers and leaders who are talking about appeasing some populations with beef and on the other hand they are harping about Gau Raksha The statistics on the website of the Ministry of Commerce of the Union Government reveal that since Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister in 2014 sales of beef have increased by 16 per cent” For the Congress party the protest is a way to “expose BJP’s lies” Vadodara City unit chief Prashant Patel said “The BJP is blaming theCongress for disrespecting the cow Our protest is also symbolic as our party office has been stoned in Vadodara after the Kerala incident These are acts orchestrated by the BJP which has not yet brought in a standard law on beef ban across the country We are telling the people that their narrative in this issue is flawed The BJP must declare the cow as a national animal protect it and also preserve it by giving it Gauchar lands” In Rajkot GPCC President Bharat Solanki highlighted the seriousness with which Congress is demanding that the law on cow slaughter be enforced Solanki stated that the first law of cow slaughter in Gujarat was enforced by a Congress Chief Minister Chhabildas Mehta Solanki said?

irrespective of their faith, and who is bent upon making up for the lost time by having at not just one,may lie in the fact that here, With Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc unable to bowl because of injury.