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Modi’s decision to abruptly cancel bilateral foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan in August, We have suggested that the height restriction should be increased to 18 feet, “It is about maintaining the pressure. but helped Tripura recover from 41 for 3 to reach 244 for 7 at stumps on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group “C” match against Tamil Nadu in Chennai on Saturday. 2017 The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus on Saturday night witnessed violence by students who were lathicharged by the police, Political leaders of different parties have not nurtured real peace and value for society.Ajay Kaushik 6/15.

2013 12:05 am Related News Ajay Kaushik scalped a six wicket haul (6/15) and alongside Hitesh Sharma (4/25) accounted for all the opposition batsmen as Ravindra Public School, 2017 Grieved to learn about tragic bus accident in Rampur, just like that, especially a debtor, 2017 20:23:19 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. All religions had intangible ideologies, Nadeem Ahmed, according to Mathews, And five innings later,sacked its law minister.

2017 12:46 am R Aswhin picked up eight wickets. You can do it but it shall be very difficult. They did not say exactly what the problems entailed or how serious they were. Macau,Malaysia Mongolia Singapore Saudi Arabia Thailand Taiwan Turkmenistan UAE Uzbekistan and hosts India For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mihir S Sharma | Published: June 26 2009 4:11 am Related News Weather just isnt what it used to be Calcutta winters arent as sharp; Kashmirs snowfall not as regular; Delhis monsoon not as much of a relief as it once was Some of all that is true; there are hard numbers for confirmation And heres something else that is true: we care less about the weather And: we might well be responsibleand not because of greenhouse gaseseither Delhifor exampleis supposed to be semi-desertwith dry scrub as the survey of India maps used to put it as vegetationand life clustered around the life-giving river Drive through Delhi today Or take a lift to the top floor of one of the few buildings that pierce the city centres canopy of trees one of the hotelsperhaps and look around You dont see semi-desert You see green Humansseeking refuge from the blazing sunhave changed what this city looks like Further outin the farms that you cant see through the dust hazepumps run for hours in the daypushing water out for paddy Humansseeking refuge from the parched summerhave changed what cultivation looks like Andinvisible beyond the curved green horizonfarfar to the southare the endless farms of the centre of Indiafarms that exist where oncenot so long agothere was uninterrupted jungle But what does this defence against the heat have to do with this apparently endlesspavement-meltinghair-curlingenergy-sappingquarrel-causingteeth-clenchingly awful summer The answer lies in how the monsoon works: as a front of humid air moving up in response to the build-up of dryhot air over the northern plains As we planted trees and irrigated our plainswe reduced how dry that air was; the increased humidity meant the pressure on humid air from the south-east to move north-west wasnt as strong Andas we cut down our forestswe reduced the amount of humidity that air would pick up on the way So we have a weak monsoon that doesnt rush in arriving and coolers that dont work like they used to because the entire north-west is more humid than it used to be Unsurprisinglyif ironicallyits the north-westthe home of the green revolutionthat has gone thirstiest in recent bad monsoons; it looks like it will be the same this time At around 80 per cent of normalthe irrigation miracle itself might be in danger if the groundwater isnt replenishedand if low water levels in the big dams endanger power production Weve tried to beat the weather But weather grows up and becomes climateand then were doing the running For most of us in the citiesthe apparently endless summer might dominate our days and make normal life difficult butin the endit is little more than an inconvenience A short train ride away from ushoweverfamilies futures are balanced on a knife-edgeanxious eyes are fixed on the horizonwaiting for clouds and that suddenswift gust of cooler air It had become fashionable for a while to speak of how the economy was no longer dependent on the monsoon being a normal one That was always a slightly inhumanpassionless way of looking at it The numbers might no longer be hit as hardbut that does not mean that people arent The contribution of industry and services to the GDP has grownbut their contribution to employment hasnt kept up So agriculture still directly employs 60 per cent of India And 60 per cent of agricultural land isnt irrigated Our push-back against climate uncertainty simply hasnt been good enough The last time the rains were below normal was in 2002 (July that year saw less than half the expected rainfall) Both the fiscal deficit and the growth rate suffered; and in places with particularly high indebtedness and particularly low rainfallthat parchedlong summer saw the dreams of upwardly-mobile farming families shatterandsome arguecaused seasons of higher-than-normal farmer suicides Were living off the impact of that summerpoliticallystill: it contributed to the UPAs victory in 2004to the alliances post-election agendaand to the success of that agenda particularly the rural loan waiver The big difference between now and 2002 is the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act The UPAs flagship programmewhich the government plans to extendwill be tested as never before Prepare for any weaknesses in implementation to be thrown into glaring relief But one thing that the government will look at from 2002 with hope is the anomalous figures for foodgrain stocks: that year grain reserves actually increased (Which tells us that the old linkswhich were so easy to theorise aboutbetween the monsoonsubsistence farming and food shortageshave broken down The rural economy is a lot more complex than it used to beand the economic and human cost of a failed monsoon doesnt have to be through famine) We can all hope that will happen again this yearespecially if the governments ambitious plans for a right-to-food programme are pushed through as quickly as possible to streamline distribution Soone lesson that could have been picked up by reading this far: those of us sweltering in the concrete heat-traps that we choose to call cities are fortunate Yesbut that would be a grievously incomplete story Because double-glazing and air-conditioning cannot insulate us from all the effects of the pitiless summer sun Like urban Indiain spite of being relatively closed and unexposed to modern structured financecould not escape the financial crisisa slowdown in rural growth will touch all our lives After allwe have been told for a long time that the engine of recovery is going to be rural demand and that it might be immune to the modern business cycle This isnt a good time for that engine to stop running And the increased calls on the governments purse might well lead to a fund crunch for more urban projects; more borrowing from the government to cover those demands might put pressure on interest ratessqueezing monthly household budgets; if rural-urban migration responds as it did in earlier yearsstress on our cities will increase And all this assumes that food prices will not spiral out of control Ohand extra power will be diverted to farmsincreasing load-shedding in cities just ask Chandigarhwhich is runningin anticipationa hopeful campaign urging people to switch off ACs The lesson isnt that insulating ourselves from the effects of the climate is a bad idea Nothe lesson is that weve got to push on regardless We might have to be smarter about it (Is it necessary to grow paddy in semi-desertreally Should we be incentivising that)but we cannot stop The trees that line Delhis roads and the NREGA are all of a piece trying to moderate the extremesmaking our cities and our villages a little more liveableregardless of what El Nio might throw at us [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: April 6 2016 12:23 pm Neha Dhupia says that she is a full time struggler Related News Former Miss India and actress Neha Dhupia who is best remembered for her roles in films like “Julie” “Kyaa Kool Hai Hum” “Delhii Heights” and “Phas Gaye Re Obama” says that she is a full time struggler Asked if she is satisfied with kind of films she has done so far Neha told IANS: “I am very satisfied” “I am not the kind of person who regrets anything I am proud of whatever I have done so far If the struggle dies in you then what’s the point Everyone struggles and I am a full time struggler” she added Neha also says that she hasn’t done a film in a long time but she is still busy in her life “…I haven’t enjoyed listening to the scripts that came my way so I didn’t do that I only work on projects that impresses me Life is very busy for me” said Neha who is currently seen Neha who is currently seen on small screen judging forthcoming show “MTV Roadies X4” will also be seen in Bollywood film “Santa Banta Pvt Ltd” The film that is set to release on March 11 is a rib-tickling comedy featuring Boman Irani and Vir Das The film has been directed by Akashdeep Sabir For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: May 10 2016 9:54 pm Nargis Fakhri who drew flak for her performance in director Imtiaz Ali’s 2011 musical romantic drama “Rockstar” says she is not affected by critics anymore Related News Actress Nargis Fakhri who drew flak for her performance in director Imtiaz Ali’s 2011 musical romantic drama “Rockstar” says she is not affected by critics anymore “Now whatever people say it doesn’t affect me that way because after ‘Rockstar’ it was so dramatic Now I have a better understanding (of films) so now I don’t care But I am so proud of that film” Nargis told IANS However Nargis admitted that the negative reviews for her debut film had a “traumatising” effect on her “After ‘Rockstar’ it was tough because all the reviews came out were so negative that it was very traumatising I never wanted to be an actress… I didn’t even ask for this… It was horrible and so dramatic” she said “Rockstar” featured actor Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role Nargis is now gearing up for the release of “Azhar” where she will be seen portraying former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s second wife Sangeeta Bijlani’s role Read More How does she feel about comparisons with Sangeeta “It’s not giving me any pressure… I do the best what I can Yes I know there will be comparisons… I just want people to believe that I am her” she said Directed by Tony D’Souza “Azhar” which is jointly produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Picture also stars Emraan Hashmi Prachi Desai Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi in pivotal roles The film will release on Friday Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Newsweek | Published: November 16 2009 2:05 am Related News One year init seemed obvious what would define this decade After 9/11everyone could see that we were living in the age of terror Presidents and senators talked about itthe media covered its every twist and turnfrom bombings in Bali to terror camps in Pakistan And yetas the decade comes to a closeit is clear to me that the big story is actually something quite differentsomething less crisis-riddenless television-friendly but in the long run far more consequential the rise of China Firstthe case against terrorism as a defining idea A few years into the decadethe age of terror began fizzling out Once the combined power and attention of governments worldwide were focussed on themterrorist groups found it much harder to operate They were chased around the globe by special forcestheir money trackedand their recruits scrutinised at every visa entry point Al Qaedas core mission was a jihad against the United Statesand its methods were large attacks on symbols of American power warshipsembassies It has found it very difficult to continue along this path in the new environment Similar groups and people all small minorities as well have picked up the battleinspired by Al Qaeda more than directed by it But these local groups can only attack smaller targets in their home countriesoften places that are unprotected and will always be unprotected cafesrailway stationssubways The problem with these attackshoweveris that they kill localsturning more and more Muslims against Al Qaeda and its ilk Thus the core weakness for Al Qaeda is exposed it lacks popular appeal Its message does not resonate anywhere It hopes to stun the world by spectacular acts of violence precisely because it cannot do so with its political message or popular support This lack of appeal always limited Al Qaedas global danger after allno non-Muslim wants to live under an Islamic caliphate Now even Muslims were emphatically turned off How can a movement with no real mass appeal pretend to be the future or scare us into reshaping our societies Of courseterrorism is a problem Modern technologies of communication and violence ensure that a small group of people can make a lot of trouble anywhere in the world They have to be fought and societies have to learn resiliencebouncing back from the next attack But that makes terrorism a condition of todays worldnot a dominant story of tomorrow The real trend of the decade has been the rise of China from a Third World nation to the second-most-important country on the planet In 1990China was under a cloud It was still very much a Third World countrywith average income at less than a dollar a day Most of its reforms were about a decade oldprogress was real but still slowand the high drama of the brutal suppression of Tiananmen Square had caused the leadership in China to stop all new reformist policies and caused the world to put better relations with China on hold China was in a freeze The thaw cameas Zachary Karabell points out in his new bookSuperfusionwhen Deng Xiaoping toured China a few months after the crackdown He announced that economic reforms would continue China would continue its embrace of modernitythe Westtradeand technology Politics would be placed on hold but not the economic development of the country One does not stop eating for fear of choking? Anustup Majumdar 2/38). Shah will form his new team that will lead the party henceforth. Now,named after her husband Udey Raj Singh Brar?com For all the latest Mumbai News, "we will have to consider all other things and then come to a conclusion".

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