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Meanwhile, The research team reviewed 137 apps designed for patients with serious ongoing health problems, It’s precisely to stop governments from taking the populist route before elections that we have a "model code of conduct" that kicks in well in time.But there is a problem about the bogey being raised now against the budget’s timing Neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor Finance Minister Arun Jaitley thought up the idea of advancing the budget from end-February to 1 February after the polls were announced to the Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand Punjab Goa and Manipur on Wednesday File image of Narendra Modi PTI The government has been talking about it from 21 September last year Economists have been raving about the advantages that the country would reap from an early budget Where have the Opposition leaders been all this while Were they too busy attacking the government’s "surgical strikes" first on Pakistan and then on black money to find that Jaitley’s budget would come up around the time as state elections Having woken up late at this juncture the Opposition leaders must remind themselves that Uttar Pradesh and four other states don’t make up India They must also remember that this budget is for the whole of India and not for just the five states that will elect Assemblies between 4 February and 8 March To satisfy the Opposition the Election Commission (EC) has no choice other than to ask the government to postpone the budget to 9 March or later But the real question the EC must ask itself is whether all of India must be denied the immense benefits of an early budget — especially since the government has been harping on it for more than three months and since it’s being done for the first time — because of elections in a few states It’s true that the EC bans foundation-stone ceremonies and inaugurations of even previously approved projects once the election schedule is announced But a Union Budget is not a government maternity home that should be stopped at this juncture And the EC knows that it has been indeed making exceptions to the model code of conduct whenever the advantages to people outweighed the unfairness of populism It was first on 21 September last year that the government decided to advance the budget to "the first week of February" It was on the very same day that the government "in principle" decided to do away with the old British legacy of having a separate Railway Budget Among other things the government said on 21 September that presenting the budget earlier would help not only government departments but even companies and individuals to plan their spending and taxes better February-end presentation of budget has so far meant that after the statutory Parliamentary clearance and Presidential notification government departments begin spending as late as June Did anybody object Again on 26 October Modi talked about it Budget advanced for speedier implementation of projects: PM @narendramodi https://tco/IGwaYYThJ9 via NMApp pictwittercom/cZQFkc6Vbv — narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) October 27 2016 The prime minister said the Budget would be advanced by "about a month" Did anybody object Then finally on 15 November 15 the government announced that the budget would be presented "on 1 February" Did anybody object In fact economists and others have been singing praises of the government’s move To begin with an early budget will provide ample time to pass the Finance Bill by March so that expenditure can begin right from day one of the fiscal year New tax proposals can come into effect earlier than in the past Equally importantly it will help states plan their own budgets better because they willknow what’s coming to them and what’s not File image of Arun Jaitley PTI Even if the Opposition was ignorant and not doing its job as it should be there was a wink and a nudge from the government early on In fact while announcing the government’s decision on 21 September Jaitley said that a final date for the budget would be decided keeping in mind the polling days And even on 26 October when Modi spoke about it officials were quoted by the media as saying that the election schedule would be a consideration On their part Modi and Jaitley must stop playing a cat-and-mouse game with the budget and tell us clearly why they wanted to keep in mind the election dates earlier and why they are going ahead with it now just three days before the first phase of polling In the absence of honest communication good intentions are susceptible to unhealthy interpretations The famine of information that we faced in the case of demonetisation must not repeat itself As for Opposition leaders the danger of a budget in the thick of elections is at last staring in their faces It has dawned on them with a slowness that would put a snail to shame There is no doubt that the Opposition is pathetically bereft of issues It gropes for an issue to talk about with the desperation of a sinking man in the sea trying to grab at any straw floating around him For the first time after Modi took reins in 2014 demonetisation presented itself as a god-sent opportunity for the anti-Modi brigade to haul him over the coals for all the misery he put the common man through But the Opposition goofed up on the chance more than Modi botched up the execution of demonetisation As if to make up for it the leaders have made a sudden discovery about the timing of the budget Look at what CPM leader Sitaram Yechury has to say: We think that an ‘early’ Annual Budget is a bad idea and it is being advanced for petty political reasons https://tco/msTB2wvV88 pictwittercom/97zubGzOvD — Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) January 4 2017 Yechury says a 1 February budget would present a "misleading" GDP growth because it would take into account only two quarters of the outgoing fiscal year He is right but he should have known it earlier But does Yechury really think that voters will care a fig about GDP statistics in deciding whom to vote And since Yechury has time and again said that Modi has made a complete mess of India’s economy with demonetisation what is he afraid of One would expect Yechury to rest assured that Modi will lose the latest round of Assembly elections Or does Yechury have indications to the contrary You can be reasonably certain now that if the government goes ahead with 1 February budget the ugly spectre of Opposition derailing Parliament once again looms menacingly ahead The author tweets @sprasadindia For full coverage of Union Budget 2017 click here Written by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh/panchkula | Published: September 25 2017 7:37 am Imran works on an effigy of Ravana in Sector 5 Panchkula Sunday Kamleshwar Singh Top News AFTER PREPARING the effigies of Ravana Meghnad and Kumbhkaran for the Dussehra festival in Chandigarh and Panchkula for over two decades Asgar Ali had lost all hope of making the effigies this time when his right leg got crushed in a road accident last month However his 22-year-old son Imran Farooqi who is pursuing his Masters in Computer Application (MCA) in Agra decided to carry forward the legacy of the family which has been preparing the effigies here in Sector 5 Panchkula and Sector 27 Chandigarh Farooqi has taken a 15-day break from his studies for this purpose “On August 11 Dad got the orders for making effigies but two days later when he was going to drop my sister for her exam on a bike he was hit by a Swift car His right leg was crushed He was completely broken as he said he wouldn’t be able to display his work this time It is then that I decided to take up the task” Farooqi said Lying on a cot his father keeps guiding him Ali did his civil engineering in 1988 and worked for a company But as his heart lay in this work he opened a shop of fireworks As a child Imran would accompany his father for preparing these effigies “Since my grandfathers would also take these tasks as a hobby there was always an excitement in the family for this festival” Farooqi said Ali who has two sons and two daughters said that even his youngest daughter Naureen 20 would love to accompany him As he is in the final year of his MCA Imran says that he did get some designs online for the “new-age Ravana” Vishnu Goel chairman of Mata Mansa Devi Development Trust’s Dussehra Committee which organises the event for Sector 5 Panchkula said that they are happy to have an MCA artist this time as he is tech-savvy and would give modern touches to the effigies About his special touches Imran said “Legs of these effigies would be in the dhoti design this time which had a simple look all these years Dad assists me but I have told him when I am preparing this time he should just point out when I am wrong” Imran said In Sector 27 all the effigies are ready but it is just decoration which has to be done by him “I have an assignment in Ludhiana too Once we wind up here we will quickly rush to that place to make these effigies” Imran said designing the eyes of Ravana All the raw material including bamboo sticks coloured paper is all that they have got from Agra “There the material is quite cheap Here in Chandigarh it is like five times high” Ali said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published: April 24 2017 6:28 am Top News In the 2015 Delhi assembly election Deoli in the south voted AAP’s Prakash Jarwal in with 70 per cent of the votes On Sunday when Deoli stepped out to vote again concerns that many had back then were unchanged Roads potable water schools street lights drains hygiene — voters claimed little has changed in their lives since AAP won Anil Shukla (74) said he voted for AAP in the last polls because of their promise to reduce water and electricity bills “Water and electricity may or may not come but the bill does and there is no change in it” he claimed He added that very few people now believe AAP when they say that they will do away with property tax In other wards of the assembly constituency like Sangam Vihar and Tigri there was only muted support for AAP — a stark contrast from last time In Ambedkar Nagar assembly constituency which has three municipal wards — Madangir Pushp Vihar and Khanpur — the mood was similar “My husband could not find work after an accident Yet we struggle and send our daughter to a private school because the standard of the government school is so poor We were guaranteed a better future for our children” Unnati a resident said AAP’s vote share in the constituency was 68 per cent in the last assembly elections and yet after just three years the constituency is not hiding its resentment “The road has been broken in this area since before assembly polls It does not matter which agency is in-charge I voted for the AAP candidate because he promised to repair it” said Sudhakar Bharti In the north Sultanpur Majra supported AAP by giving them a vote share of 695 per cent In the wards here voters struggle to find a party office or an MCD official who might listen to them Young voters said that safety comes first for them and despite claims of improving women’s security AAP has done little to ensure it Anjana 21 a second-time voter said “AAP spoke at length about women’s security but I cannot even take a walk in the park outside the colony” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: March 1 2017 9:16 am Lion child star Sunny Pawar with Hollywood A-listers at the 89th Academy Awards Related News Mumbai slumkid and Lion star Sunny Pawar basked in the limelight at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony where he won accolades from the audience having some of the world’s greatest actors after re-enacting a scene from The Lion King with host Jimmy Kimmel The seven-year-old was selected from 2000 children across schools in India to play the role of the young Saroo Brierley A Class 3 student of the Air India Model School where he is good in studies Sunny and his younger brother and sister live with parents Dilip Pawar a former government office sweeper and home-maker mother Vasu in a slum in Kalina in the western suburbs near the airport Despite his humble background Sunny zoomed through auditioning rounds in Mumbai and Pune to land a plum role in the blockbuster Hollywood biographical film Lion sources close to his family and the production house said More from the world of Entertainment: “Sunny was selected from around 2000 talented children in a hunt in schools all over India culminating in the final auditions held in Mumbai and Pune some one-and-half year ago He fitted the role perfectly” a source told IANS Sunny is cast in the role of a young Saroo Brierley who was stranded in a train which catapulted him hundreds of kms away from home to busy Kolkata There he ekes out an existence on the footpaths before a young Australian couple adopts him The elder version of Saroo was played by Dev Patel in the film The actor even thanked child star Sunny saying “He’s a really beautiful little soul and I’m grateful to him” Also read |Oscars 2017 top 6 moments: Sunny Pawar’s Simba moment to Viola Davis making history Jimmy Kimmel the host of the awards ceremony walked down to where Sunny was sitting to talk to him strangely about the editing quality of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ A baffled Sunny kept his answers short and most of them were ‘yes’ The child star lit up when Kimmel asked him whether he had seen “Lion King” The host then lifted Sunny up to recreate the signature anointment movement from the hit animated film Kimmel who had parachuted candies for the Hollywood audience had them flying down from the ceiling again especially for Sunny Though he could barely speak English Sunny’s bubbly charismatic presence more than made up the communication shortcomings with the cooperation of the entire film crew “Film director Garth Davis had to put in a lot of efforts with Sunny during the shooting in India and Australia For instance he used sign language to make Sunny understand the dialogues enact the sad or emotional scenes” said the source The first half of the film mostly hogged by the little Sunny is in Hindi and he delivered the dialogues with ease and finesse But on the sets – his shooting schedules spanned over three months in Kolkata and Madhya Pradesh in India and Melbourne Tasmania in Australia – he was accorded ordinary treatment “No pampering of any sort no special treatment in any manner After all he was playing a very emotional role and was required to keep that demeanour” the source explained But he chilled out a lot with his on-screen mother Nicole Kidman who he also taught to play cricket and with his on-screen father David Wenham Some of those scenes finally figured even in the released film At the shootings Sunny was accompanied by his father and translator Rahul to interact with the production team and others See pics of Lion child star Sunny Pawar with Hollywood A-Listers Sunny has become the most popular child star of the awards season Close on the success of Lion Love Sonia featuring Sunny and another Mumbai girl Frieda Pinto is ready for release later this year “However he has not exactly been swamped with offers from Bollywood But that is because he has remained extremely tied up with ‘Lion’ and ‘Love Sonia’ and was away from the country for several spells” the source said Also read |Academy Awards 2017: Jimmy Kimmel Lion actor Sunny Pawar relive a moment from Lion King Watch video It is not known when Sunny will return home but he can surely expect a Lion’s welcome Incidentally exactly 10 years ago some slum children from Mumbai had grabbed global attention with Danny Boyles’ Slumdog Millionaire which incidentally starred a much-younger Dev Patel in a key role The main child actors in that multi-Oscar winning film – Rubina Ali Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar – are now grown-up teenagers leading normal lives in Mumbai away from the arc lights For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Satyam Viswanathan | Published: June 10 2015 12:01 am Consumerism also comes with its own dubious impulses It encourages narcissistic and endlessly acquisitive behaviour (Source: Reuters photo) Related News For most people the word “marketing” is a euphemism for manipulative advertising by wily corporations seeking to maximise profits Yet it could be argued that the philosophy behind consumer-led marketing has been one of the most fundamental shapers of the modern world The idea that producers should make what people want not what they happen to make is relatively new It is an idea that fundamentally transfers power from institutions to individuals Consumerism — the ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever increasing amounts — is the defining “ism” of our time It is an ideology that empowers us with choice as much as it traps us by perpetuating ridiculous ideals (such as anorexic models) By examining the contradictory impetuses it provides we may gain insight into the reactions of a fervently consumerist young Indian society to a state that tries to push an illiberal social agenda First a look at how consumer-led marketing has shaped the modern world The Industrial Revolution enabled mass production Only in the mid-20th century as competition between manufacturers intensified did the idea of understanding consumer needs gain traction Today we live surrounded by marketing messages The money we spend on branded products and services is used by corporations to advertise sponsor content and buy media outlets giving them a disproportionate influence over popular culture Reformative and alternative movements have always been at the leading edge of understanding the evolving needs of “consumers” of religion Sikhism the Dalit movement Periyar’s self-respect movement the Protestant Reformation can all be seen as manifestations of consumer demand rising from below when confronted by an intransigent oppressive “product” Democracy is the purest form of consumer-led marketing because every individual gets one vote In a reversal of JFK’s famous line today voters want to know what the country can do for them not what they can do for the country Few Indian leaders have understood this paradigm shift as well as the prime minister Referring to himself as the pradhan sevak and reaching out to all kinds of audiences directly via social media he runs a well-oiled marketing machine from Delhi Consumerism also comes with its own dubious impulses It encourages narcissistic and endlessly acquisitive behaviour It forces on us the deplorable idea that the human face and body are our most important sources of self-worth By obsessing over body image over-emphasising sexual attractiveness celebrating extroverted individualism and glorifying rigid beauty ideals it perpetuates oppressive stereotypes especially for women Yet negative as these dynamics are they are not going away anytime soon and are at least partially offset by the freedoms of choice and expression that consumerism engenders The conflict within consumerism is most visible when it comes face to face with the contradictions that it spawns When the sexualised ideal celebrated by a consumerist society runs into cultural notions of modesty and morality something is going to give You can’t glorify beauty and romance in a culture where men and women are discouraged from enjoying their innate sensuality Our reactions to Sunny Leone tell us more about our hypocrisies than about her We want her to be desirable and virtuous at the same time Instead of allowing her the opportunity to reinvent herself self-appointed moral guardians want her arrested Elsewhere a country like the US is one of the world’s most creative precisely because it encourages reinvention No one cares about your past All they care about is what you can do now This is also the default instinct of the youth India is an overwhelmingly young country where a new generation has come of age in a more meritocratic IPL-like context where backgrounds are irrelevant and only performance matters A consumerist culture is also quick to reject restrictions on freedom of choice Efforts to ban beef books documentaries obstruct NGOs harass minorities criminalise homosexuality fly in the face of the abundant choices that consumerism habituates us to For better or for worse consumerism pushes us towards a more individualistic expressive socially liberal space It is these values as much as the material pleasures on offer that stoke aspiration in a consumerist society As ever more young Indians move to cities awash in consumer culture as they work with and date people from other communities and parts of the country as they revel in the choices and freedoms enabled by consumerism they are less likely to accept being told what they can and cannot do Our political class appears to believe that it is desirable and possible to push an illiberal social agenda in a young country that has embraced consumerism Good luck with that The writer is a Mumbai-based consumer researcher For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News" Amid raging opposition from Congress and Left parties on the issue of demonetisation, We have informed the central leadership about this,?Pakistan?and coffee came to my rescue.he wanted a name that would ?police sources said.He was asked to turn the volume down and he switched it off and went to sleep.

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