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Who will take responsibility if another stay order is issue? said ABVP Vice-President Abhishek He also said the protest was meaningless as the university never denied that it would hold elections The administration only said they were seeking time to get clearance from the SC?” after lawmakers voted earlier in the day to give preliminary approval to the changes.markets, NHAI says that RFQ is followed by request for proposal and the 13 construction companies that were finalised were called for RFP many a times.a certain share from its profit.outsiders?the less the state will have left eventuallyto defend Remember the disintegration of a country called Yugoslavia The writer is a Delhi-based journalist and chairperson of Prasar Bharati For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: August 1 2017 2:44 pm Karanvir Bohra who suffers from flat feet has been shooting for the show for the last three weeks Related News Karanvir Bohra who debuted as a host with India’s Best Judwaah on Zee TV is on cloud nine with the association Getting a chance to work with twin contestants the actor in an earlier interview revealed how he is learning a lot which would help him bring up his twin daughters However Karanvir’s happiness has hit a roadblock with the TV actor suffering an injury The actor who suffers from flat feet has been shooting for the show for the last three weeks As a host he has to stand continuously which has aggravated the problem and dislocated his ankle bone Karanvir has been advised by his doctors to undergo a surgery soon Speaking to indianexpresscom Karanvir said “I have a flat feet problem and with the hectic work schedule the strain caused dislocation of the ankle bone I am in terrible pain and shooting with the help of injections and pain killers My doctors have advised a surgery but as it would need a couple of weeks to heal I can’t get operated at the moment By September when the shoot for India’s Best Judwaah will wrap up I will go for the surgery Currently I am also using an in-sole support to not cause any further damage” Karanvir Bohra who is married to actor-VJ Teejay Sidhu was blessed with twin daughters in October last year In an earlier interview with indianexpresscom Karanvir said “I think this is a great show for me as I am getting to learn so much about twins As a father of two daughters nothing can beat the experience of getting to know these twins so closely The process is enlightening and will help me a lot to bring up my twins I can completely relate to this show and at this moment this is the best thing that could come my way” Though this is his first stint as a host the actor had said that he would love to host more shows “I always thought hosting was a piece of cake but it is really difficult Hats off to people who have been pulling this off successfully for so many years The audience has loved me in all my characters but they will see the real me on the show I am quite atrangi in real life and I am sure people will enjoy watching me I am funny but it’s a different kind of humour I can’t insult people in the name of gags so I avoid it I must add that I am thoroughly enjoying it and now that I have got the hang of it I would love to host more shows Sher ke muh me khoon lag gaya ab nahi rukega (the tiger has tasted blood it won’t stop now)” With the job of a host being so tedious we wish Karanvir a speedy recovery For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsRajahmundry: Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu criticised Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Sunday for his remarks about the powers and functioning of AP Governor ESL Narasimhan Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao was criticised for his remarks on the AP governor PTI "As a responsible chief minister of the state he (Chandrasekhar Rao) should respect the Constitution the Parliament central government and other states" he told reporters Ramakrishnudu questioned why the Telangana Chief minister did not object to the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Bill which he called "unconstitutional" when it was being drafted He alleged that Chandrasekhara Rao played a "vital role" in drafting the Bill Ramakrishundu reminded that KCR had approved the contents of the Bill including declaration of Hyderabad as common capital for ten years Explaining the Governor’s role in the common capital the AP finance minister said that the Governor should have powers to safeguard the security and personal liberty of citizens living in Hyderabad Stating that a common capital is a temporary phenomenon he refuted KCR’s comments that the Centre had no powers even to give directions to the state about some aspects He questioned KCR about how it is "anti-federal" to give powers to a common Governor Reacting to KCR’s comments that he would approach all other parties about this issue he reminded that all parties were in the Parliament when the AP Re-organisation Bill was passed He said that governments should sort out their problems with neighbouring states across the table Ramakrishnudu claimed that KCR’s "unwarranted" approach would harm the people of Telangana According to Articles 257 275 A and 255A of the Constitution he explained that the Centre has powers to issue directions to states Stating that the Governor should take heed to the council of ministers on most occasions the state Finance Minister made it clear that the Governor has powers to take his own decisions on some occassions He made it clear that the AP government is bringing all developments to the notice of the Centre and added that the state government would approach the Centre Parliament and even judiciary if necessary PTI Written by P Vaidyanathan Iyer | Published: February 9 2016 12:00 am Related News The banking sector in India dominated by state-owned banks or public-sector banks (PSBs) is ridden with multiple problems One that needs urgent attention is the high level of non-performing assets (NPAs) and restructured assets Stressed assets (NPAs plus loans that have been restructured) for scheduled commercial banks have steadily increased over the last five years to reach 113 per cent of total advances in September For the PSBs it was higher at 141 per cent Tackling this has to be a priority because banks which are gasping for breath today will be expected to gallop tomorrow when the demand for credit picks up Asking the government to hang all promoters who contributed to bad loans and forcing write-offs of Rs 114 lakh crore in the last three years (‘1140000000000: The great govt bank write-off’ The Indian Express February 8) is the easiest of all demands to make True some fat cats have had no skin in the game — put little equity and took on large debt They gold-plated expenditures added to their personal wealth and also displayed it in an obscene manner But it is also a fact that many others over-expanded in the hope that India would scale double-digit growth rates In doing so a large number got embroiled in debt Policy logjam in infrastructure and slowing domestic growth on top of an uncertain world economy — which has refused to stabilise after the 2008 crisis — have left the corporate sector weary While there is a case for bringing to book wilful defaulters and conniving bank managements targeting all and sundry will do immense damage How can the government resolve the NPA crisis It must put to use multiple instruments The first is to coax banks to identify bad assets In March 2015 the NPAs in absolute terms were as high as Rs 302 lakh crore or 46 per cent of total advances Stressed assets were as high as Rs 722 lakh crore Banking analysts estimate the actual quantum of stressed assets to be much higher and these range from Rs 115 lakh crore to Rs 165 lakh crore The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is goading banks in several ways to do this The NPAs eat into profits and that is why banks hide them In fact banks further lend to corporates and help them service their past loans Second the government must set up an asset reconstruction company (ARC) to buy these bad loans from banks There are 15 privately owned ARCs but they have failed because banks fear a witch-hunt by the government at a later date for having the NPAs at a particular discount The ARCs will buy bad assets only at a discount; so there is always an element of subjectivity in pricing If an ARC is funded by the government it will bring credibility to the plan With the sale of impaired assets at a discount banks will have to write off the amount and take a hit They will need additional capital far more than the Rs 70000 crore committed by the government over the next four years Providing for such amounts from the Union budget presents a challenge since the government has to increase spending to maintain the growth momentum while trying to meet the fiscal deficit target Here the government can take a leaf out of its own post-reforms handbook Between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s the government deployed a unique mechanism to recapitalise banks Monies to the tune of over Rs 20000 crore were provided to banks for capital but the banks in turn invested these in government bonds These were called recapitalisation bonds and were converted into marketable securities akin to government paper in subsequent years This exercise was budget-neutral meaning that there was no direct cash outgo and it did not add to the fiscal deficit An option that suits the present scenario TT Ram Mohan of IIM Ahmedabad estimates the total cost of recapitalisation including the proposed Rs 70000 crore to add up to Rs 150000 crore A cost-benefit exercise may not be straightforward because while costs are known benefits are not easily measurable Putting a number to the damage that an economy can suffer if a few big banks fail or if they are unable to fund the demands of a resurgent corporate sector will be more of guesswork Last but the most important reform is to seriously start the process of de-politicising banks In response to another recent report — ‘Govt plans to defuse ticking bank bomb’ (The Indian Express February 1) — wherein the plan was to “take the tumour (of NPAs) out” the head of a prominent think-tank said that “tumour” was not the right metaphor It should be “cirrhosis of the liver” he said adding that if alcohol abuse caused cirrhosis then its intake must be stopped first In the case of banks the government must get out and let them be professionally owned and managed This is a long haul and Indradhanush a plan announced last August is a babystep in that direction Clearly a lot needs to be done as laid out in the PJ Nayak committee’s recommendations While banks have been recapitalised in the past the government has so far stayed away from setting up an ARC fearing a moral hazard In the US the $475 billion worth Troubled Assets Relief Programme (TARP) which took over toxic assets of financial institutions and auto companies eventually earned the treasury $12 billion In India the moral hazard question arises only when banks are given a fresh lease without a haircut If bad loans are auctioned and banks forced to take a haircut then there is no real moral hazard The ARC can in turn sell these assets or where possible turn them around by changing the management of companies Of course the government needs to stay out of ARC operations and let it be managed by experts and professionals who are not constrained by public-sector salaries The exercise could well serve another purpose — showing the road ahead for overhauling the PSBs [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Swansea | Updated: August 19 2017 7:33 pm Romelu Lukaku slotted home in the 80th minute from a pass by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Source: Reuters) Top News Manchester United swept to its second straight 4-0 win to start the Premier League season by thrashing Swansea on Saturday with Romelu Lukaku Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring again for Jose Mourinho’s side Center back Eric Bailly gave United the lead on the stroke of halftime with a close-range strike at a corner and the visitors were comfortable in the second half before running amok in the final 10 minutes Lukaku slotted home in the 80th from a pass by Henrikh Mkhitaryan who then set up Pogba to deftly chip goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in the 82nd Martial on as a substitute scored United’s third goal in a devastating five-minute span when he finished a counter-attack with a low shot into the corner Eight goals scored and two clean sheets makes for an encouraging start to the season for Mourinho who has built an imposing and clinical team that looks equipped to challenge for the title This wasn’t the fast-paced United that demolished West Ham at Old Trafford on the opening weekend until the final 10 minutes when Swansea’s defense opened up The Welsh team which sold its star player Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton this week has beaten United twice in August in the last three years The only time Swansea seriously threatened United was in the third minute when Jordan Ayew broke clear thanks to a fortunate ricochet cut into the area and curled an attempted cross with the outside of his right foot against the crossbar Phil Jones also struck the bar in the ninth minute for United with an effort that came off his shoulder from Juan Mata’s inswinging free kick For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Charlotte | Updated: August 9 2017 2:13 am The switch will bring about a reshuffling of the order in which the four men’s majors are held Top News The PGA Championship will move from August to May starting in 2019 the PGA of America announced on Tuesday PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua confirmed the news at a joint press conference with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan at Quail Hollow “The landscape of golf is changing” Bevacqua said citing the reinclusion of golf in the Olympics as a major reason for the switch “We felt it was important as an organisation to seize this opportunity” The switch will bring about a reshuffling of the order in which the four men’s majors are held Instead of being the final major of the year the PGA Championship will become the second of the season after the April Masters The US Open in June will be the third major with the British Open in July concluding the majors schedule The PGA Championship has been held in August since 1972 except for last year when it was played in July to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympics Monahan also announced that the Players Championship would move from May to March For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: March 10 2017 6:32 am Kapil Mishra (File Photo) Top News A day after Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra boasted about Delhi government’s plan to provide round the clock water supply AAP MLAs on Wednesday raised questions over the department’s efficiency during Mishra’s absence in the House Watch What Else Is Making News AAP MLA Somnath Bharti briefed the House about the troubles that residents in his constituency are facing due to water shortage “People have to remain awake at night and sometime till 2 in the morning to get water and that too only once a day It’s not even summer and water situation is already haunting people I would request DJB to supply water between 5 am and 8 am” he said Bharti added that CM Arvind Kejriwal talked of improving the water situation while it has “gone from bad to worse” Bharti wasn’t the only one complaining Former minister Asim Ahmed told the House that “walled city is the worst hit area and despite repeated complaints to CM water minister and CEO there is no effort to provide water to residents” BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan too voiced his concerns about water supply in 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