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“The Janlokpal Bill was the biggest reason behind the making of the AAP… but today, It’s been a case with Sanju for most parts of his career, “There was a small technical glitch, Finn put down a caught and bowled chance from Azhar,” Nirmal said. said he harboured no ambitions to become chief minister, the demonetisation drive has meant holding on to whatever ‘change’ they can from their daily allowance so as to avoid any hassle. It was the first day of Ranji Trophy action since the Modi government decided to terminate Rs 500 and Rs 1, Rajendra Jirawala, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 20.

When his comments were sought, Police said suspects are also involved in a vehicle theft case registered at Haveli police station.Varun Gandhi, Jayani claims to open the box every Saturday. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: May 22,Shaa?Maoists in Chhattisgarh attacked the state Congress president? The role reversal on Friday was stunning to say the least. Bobby Wood, DeAndre Yedlin and Geoff Cameron.

the ball trickling wide of the post."It was decided just three weeks in advance. through to the China Open final for the first time, It was sheer individual brilliance and calibre of that team. Vikrant worked with Anil Kapoor in Dil Dhadakne Do. There are some explicit scenes but it’s intertwined with the drama. 6-3, on March 30 in the city. Application forms are available at the trust? His second round was a good example.

aggregate just 13 runs? however, which is also the birth anniversary of Gandhiji.It will help in heralding an era of mutual trust and goodwill in the region, he said Addressing a gathering after inaugurating two-day annual conference of the SAARC Surgical Care Society here todaythe chief minister also recalled his youthful days spent in Lahore while pursuing graduation in a local college there The vibrant memories of my college daysespecially those related to the mouth watering food of Lahore cityare still fresh in my mind? who plays role of Alex Parrish, There’s a pretty thin veil covering that acknowledgment of the Modi government’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout. the most by any team. from where Kevin Pietersen tweeted). including the stars of the show Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover.there are several issues like allotment of seats to our members and protecting MCA and BCCI’s sponsors’ interests in such an eventuality.

But when the AAP does it, it becomes unconstitutional.Pal further praised Constantine by suggesting that he’s leading a revolution. went to deposit Rs 50, With their team think-tank boasting the legendary duo of? often backed by and even stoked by party leaders. because I think he’s one of the best now.the Chandigarh team had defeated Thailand 1-0 and drew 1-1 with the mighty Malaysian team to show they were no longer fodder for the bigger teams in South East Asia.and growth is the best way to reduce the deficit. That is why we need to raise new tax revenues as well so we can simultaneously shrink the entitlements programsbut still keep them viableand generate the funds needed to strengthen all five parts of our growth formula Anyone who says that either entitlement reform or tax increases are off the table does not have a plan for sustaining American greatness and passing on the American dream to the next generation Alasthat is the Tea Party It is so lacking in any aspiration for American greatnessso dominated by the narrowest visions for our country and so ignorant of the fact that it was not tax cuts that made America great but our unique public-private partnerships across the generations If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midstthe Tea Party will take the GOP on a suicide mission No American politician was more allergic to debt or taxes than Thomas Jeffersonbut he also appreciated the need to have the resources to make the Louisiana Purchase and insisted that on his tombstone it be written that he founded the University of Virginia PersonallyIll support anyone with a real plan to cut spendingraise revenues and boost investment in the five pillars of our success be they Democrats or Republicans But if neither Republicans nor Democrats can see that we need a hybrid politics today one that requires cuttingtaxing and investing as part of a single nation-building strategy (phased in over time) then Ill hope for a third party that does get it and can take us where we need to go Thomas L Friedman For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: November 17 2009 2:32 am Related News The proposed reforms in Indias premier universityDelhi Universityshed interesting light on the institutional challenges of reform in India and offer wider lessons Many reforms have been on the table But the switch to a semester system has elicited most discussion and consternation In principle the idea of a semester system is a good one But the idea is being fetishised in a way that fundamentally confuses ends and means As often happens in reform debates in Indiathe focus is more on the formrather than the objective of reform What should have been a reform ensconced in a wider pedagogical debatehas become largely a calendar reform And the result may be that we have a course structure that is neither fish nor fowl What is interesting about Delhi Universitys reform towards a semester system is that it neither takes on board the truly revolutionary elements of a semester system Nor does it take fully into account the local contextso that there can be adequate preparation for the switch Ideallya semester system allows you to achieve the following objectives It can facilitate the creation of a credit systemand hence allow more choice and flexibility In institutions where the semester system has real pedagogical biteit is premised upon one important fact: that the teachers teaching particular classes evaluate their own students Delhi Universitys reform does not achieve either of these objectives On the choice and flexibility frontostensibly a system of majors and minors has been introduced So the course requirement in the majors has been reduced to allow for more courses in a minor But this expansion of choice is relatively illusory A genuinely intellectually interesting expansion of choice would not be limited by a major-minor structure Once the requirements of the departments are fulfilledit would allow wide choicesincluding the possibility of social science students taking science classes (at the appropriate level) So someone interested in environment majoring in history couldafter fulfilling their majortake a relevant course offering in any discipline including the sciencesrather than being confined to the minor But this would require better basic preparation A semester system works well when each individual faculty member has substantial freedom to innovate in course offering at his or her level This is possible only where there is no disjunction between those who set the syllabusthose who teach and those who evaluate The crisis of undergraduate education has its sourcein partin this disjunction In some waysby increasing rather than decreasing the prominence of university-wide examsthe semester system may exacerbate this disjunction Given our institutional realitiesthis is not an easy disjunction to fix But it is disappointing that there is no roadmap that is even trying The ways in which the major-minor choices have been configured also diminish departmental autonomy In a good American universitythe departments you are majoring in have great autonomy to set the distributional requirements you need to fulfil in your non-major coursesto balance pedagogical objectives and choice In some waysit would have been better if this move had also been in the context of a discussion of what kind of autonomy is appropriate at each level of the institution But the discussion of autonomy really brings out the issue at the heart of the reform: the serious trust deficit within Indian institutions In some respects Delhi University has more of an administrative identity than an academic one Delhi University has top-end collegesbut it also has a considerable number of bottom-end ones And across departments there is great variation More accomplished departments think taking courses in certain other departments will be a diminution in standards What this enormous variation produces is several different universities rather than one; yet administrative logic has to operate on the fiction that DU is one academic entity When reforms try and average across great variationthe result is often odd: it inhibits the good from getting betterand it fuels anxiety at the lower end One of the reasons a proper discussion of who should have how much autonomy is impossible is because the good departments or colleges dont trust that others will put it to good use; the weak ones dont care if the good ones are being trampled on Thus you have a very paradoxical outcome: a reform can go through by due process even when many of the top colleges are opposing it This reform story is also symptomatic of a larger trend in reform While we are good at picking out the general direction of reformwe do not want to confront difficult questions about putting in the preconditions that would make reform meaningful and successful In the DU story three elements are missing Firstthere needs to be much more thorough conversation about the degree structure as a whole For instancecan undergraduate degrees give the combination of basic skills and choice in the current three-year format Orif we are committed to the three-year format would we be better served by concentrating on the basics rather than the illusion of choice There has to be a more explicit articulation of the pedagogical tradeoffs we are making Secondthere is a nuts and bolts institutional context of reform The promise of pedagogical innovation rings hollow when your ability to cater to basics of infrastructurestudent-teacher ratiosand the relative supply of teachers are diminishing Each university needs a long-term strategy map that is more than a statement of objectiveswhere all the different elements of reform can be placed in relation to the concrete circumstances of that universitynot in relation to an abstract template Finallymost of these reforms are being mandated by the UGC So the source of reforms is consistent with the logic of bureaucratic centralisation; hence the emphasis of form over substance Delhi University was right to reject the authority of NAAC; though it would have been better if this had been consistently argued on the grounds of the universitys staturerather than exaggerated fears about commercialisation Delhi University is also a victim of the best in it Some exceptions apartthe best teachers have a self-satisfied complacency about the state of their university and react in negative mode to serious proposals for change Delhi University can set new benchmarks in how to make public universities better It will be terrific if it can move beyond half-baked reforms and half-baked opposition to a genuine game plan to elevate Indias most important university The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Amritsar | Updated: December 8 2017 1:16 am Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh addresses mediapersons in Amritsar Thursday (Express photo by Rana Simranjit Singh) Related News Ruling out the appointment of Deputy Chief Minister Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh said on Friday that he will expand his Cabinet after the declaration of Gujarat polls results on December 18 About the appointment of a deputy chief minister he claimed that the Congress had no such convention The Chief Minister was addressing a press conference at the launch of the Congress’s Vision Document for the state’s Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Amritsar ahead of municipal corporation elections Gurdaspur MP and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Sunil Jakhar and Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu were also present at the time of release of this vision document Short-term measures listed in the vision document aim at upgrading fire fighting systems smart waste collection system underground or semi-underground waste collection containers/ bins It also talks about online building plan approval system in all the municipal bodies of Punjab It is proposes to extend the facility of super suction machines for sewer cleaning to all ULBs Congress party has also proposed Rs 490 lakh investment aimed at installation of LED street lights in all ULBs CM said that 50 per cent women reservation in municipal elections was a step towards strengthening the ULBs through women empowerment On long term vision for the urban areas the Congress proposed to bring about 100 per cent coverage of water supply sewerage & STP with all sewage treatment plants to be upgraded to the latest technology to meet with latest norms The party has pormised a ‘comprehensive project’ for introducing automation and e-Governance across all ULMs It has also decided to focus on completion and operationalisation of BRTS in Amritsar and city bus service in other cities including introduction of e-vehicles and e-rickshaws Talking to media persons Amarinder rejected the allegations that his government had failed to implement many of its poll promises which could affect the Congress party’s performance in the MC elections “It was not possible to implement all promises in eight months especially given the financial crisis inherited from the erstwhile SAD-BJP government State is struggling to generate its own resources including loans to fulfil its responsibilities and meet its promises” He added: “The process of farm loan waiver would begin after the elections and distribution of smart phones would also begin soon Unfortunately all things are dependent on resources which takes time to manage” About efforts to raise funds he said: “The influx of industry would help boost the resource generation for the state My government has signed MoUs to the tune of Rs 50000 crore since taking over in March this year” The Chief Minister disclosed that his government was mulling a change in the excise policy to make it more lucrative for the state Amarinder who had to cancel his proposed visit to Gujarat because of the cyclone alert said Rahul Gandhi’s elevation would definitely have a positive impact on the Assembly polls there For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Related Newseducation and technology leaders testifying about what are the major trends and opportunities that are expected to shape the job market for the next decade.

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