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“This is a huge test for the club from top to bottom. Then,-led coalition,nor the ocean?IEApril 12) According to this strategysocio-economic ties and people-to-people contact with neighbouring countries were encouragedirrespective of the governments in power Social and cultural ties at the grassroot level will compel governments to slow down the arms race in the subcontinent Such ties can play a pivotal role in foreign policy Ajay K Gupta Bharuch In a spot WAS the BJPs move to bring Modi to centrestage a bit premature It was probably intended to unsettle the Congress and prompt the party to announce its own prime ministerial candidate But the move seems to have backfired Instead of unsettling the UPAit has created more chaos in the NDA camp Nitish Kumars JD(U) and other allies are now pressuring the BJP to officially name its PM candidate The BJP is now in a spot If it names Modi as PM hopefulit could lose some of its key allies If it does notit could lose voters who are waiting for Modi Abdul Monim Vashi School of thought I AGREE with Yamini Aiyars article Not by inputs alone (IEApril 10) While facilities such as toilets and drinking water are necessarythey do not guarantee a quality education The main problem is that our school system is controlled by an administration unable to identify the reasons for steadily deteriorating learning levels and low employability levelsEach student is an independent entitywith her own learning capacitiesher own degree of aptitude and her own preferences in terms of subjects These factors are not incorporated into policies introduced by the Centre or the states The good news is that the RTEs weaknesses are slowly being recognised But to move fasterthe state and Central governments could consider giving up their stranglehold on pedagogical strategies GM Paranjpe Pune Herculean task THIS refers to the editorial Outrage in Bulandshahr ( IEApril 11) India needs a better first point of entry for complaints For women living in rural areasgoing to the police station is a fearful proposition Moreoverit cannot always be assumed women police officers will be more sympathetic to complaints In many police stations in Indiathe approach of the personnel varies according to the class and creed of the victim Powerful goons and small-time politicians also influence the police So victims and their kin are unable to have their voices heard at a higher level or go to the appropriate courts for justice It is easy to talk of sensitising police personnel; making it possible is a herculean task Ganapathi BhatAkola For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Ashar | Mumbai | Published: April 13 2017 3:48 am Top News The government’s push to build smart cities and towns has culminated in a novel initiative in Maharashtra where policemen have come together to build a smart township on the outskirts of Mumbai The Maharashtra government has cleared a proposal for setting up an integrated township exclusively for policemen on a 46-hectare (113 acre) land parcel in Khalapur’s Wayal which is just about 50 kilometers from the commercial capital The Brihanmumbai Police Cooperative Housing Society — a collective formed by policemen themselves — had approached the government for the permission to build the township Nitin Kareer Principal Secretary Urban Development confirmed that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had already granted his approval to the construction project under the government’s newly revised policy for integrated townships A formal notification in this regard will be issued in the coming few days The proposal is to set up a smart township comprising 10000 ownership homes for the policemen As per the government’s policy the housing society will be entitled for 195 FSI or building rights over 185 times the plot’s gross size Besides building homes for the policemen the society would have to build a network of dedicated bicycle tracks intelligent transport management systems and pedestrian pathways within the township Drawing from the Centre’s “Smart Cities” model the state’s revised policy also demanded WiFi connectivity 24×7 water supply and green buildings among other things in the township For encouraging the initiative the CM has ordered relaxation of norms for economic activity within the township Although the government’s policy mandates a township developer to set aside 20 per cent built-up space for economic activity as a measure to promote the walk-to-work concept Fadnavis has decreased this requirement to just 10 per cent built-up space for the township for policemen Similarly the CM has also extended a discount on premiums payable for various building and town planning permits which have been halved in this case The obligation for building homes for economically weaker and low-income segments has also been relaxed from 20 per cent of the overall buildable space to 15 per cent to promote police housing Additional Commissioner of Police Pratap Dighavkar one of the main promoters of the project said “The homes built in the township would cater to the housing needs of police constables and widows of policemen” Dighavkar claimed that the housing society already owned most of the land required for the project He however refused to divulge further information “Once the government issues a formal notification we plan to invite the chief minister himself to brief the media about the details” Sources said that the township falls in the influence zone of the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) a state-owned firm has already drawn up plans to promote a mega city in the influence area The CM has also sanctioned proposals for nine other integrated township projects under the revised policy While three other townships — two promoted by Valuable Properties and another one by the Baviskar group — falling in the airport’s influence area were approved four other townships around Pune were also cleared Construction giant Lodha group’s proposal for a new township in Bhiwandi was also approved Kareer also confirmed that a proposal for amalgamation of three township projects promoted by the group between Navi Mumbai and Dombivali and the application of the revised norms to this amalgamated township had also been approved Earlier on December 26 2016 the Fadnavis government had revised norms for integrated township lifting curbs on construction in green belts Under the erstwhile norms the buildable area permissible on green belts had been restricted to 06 times the plot area even as township in residential or urbanised zones were permitted to build up to 17 times the plot area Fadnavis’s revised norms did away with this distinction Under the prevalent norms a floor space index (FSI) of built-up area to total plot area of 17 is permitted for townships in residential or urbanised zones whereas the FSI on green belts is restricted to 06 But the revised norms have done away with this distinction Depending on the size of the township the new norms allow developers to build up to 22 times the plot size in any zone The revised norms state that a township developer is entitled to a basic FSI of 1 For townships on green belts no development zones agricultural zones lands marked as afforestation zones or hill slopes a developer will have to pay an additional premium of 10-20 per cent of the ready reckoner for zone conversion to residential use Besides this depending on the township’s size a developer is entitled to a further additional FSI of 07 to 1 by paying another 10 per cent premium on ready reckoner rates The state has also retained the existing provision of providing another 02 FSI to developers for meeting the obligation of building homes for economically weaker and low-income segments on 20 per cent of the buildable space Stating that “enhancing construction rights on green belts contained in a township would lessen the demand for diversion of more agricultural lands for construction purposes” the government had argued that the revision in norms was “needed to meet the growing housing demand” It also clarified that no township would be permitted on land designated as notified forests water bodies tribal lands national parks defence estates cantonment lands and eco-sensitive belts Smart City concepts of dedicated bicycle tracks intelligent transport management systems pedestrian pathways 24×7 water supply and WiFi connectivity were also incorporated Within three months of policy ten proposals have now been approved Kareer said that this only indicated that the revisions to the policy have been well received Sources said that some of the projects approved had been in the pipeline for sometime now To develop 22 cities CM to kick off Rs 1622-cr schemes Mumbai: To enhance better civic amenities including clean drin-king water and solid waste management schemes worth Rs 1622 crore will be implem-ented across 22 cities and towns in Mahar-ashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will launch these schemes through e-bhoomip-ujan in Mumbai on Thursday It will be followed by the interaction with the local representatives in every city and town Taking the growing urbanisation as a challenge the chief minister has clearly indicated that all the parameters of smart cities undertaken by Centre’s Amrut Abhiyan should be implemented in every city and town in the state For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top Newss nuclear assistance to Pakistan as well, said that the need of the hour is to build confidence among Kashmiris. When an inquiry is pending,the IITs and the newly set up IISERs. Strengthening undergraduate education is vital. The Thane police have registered a case of murder and suspect a property dispute behind it.

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in addition to criminal prosecution. 2017 8:03 pm The school groups had alleged that the Delhi government has “discriminated” among schools as neighbourhood criteria had been applied against only 298 schools and not been made mandatory for 1, Maintaining that the order passed by the single judge was? Representational Image. Sikar, Nitish said that the central government was not doing any favour to Bihar or any other state for this because the states were paying for this at the prescribed rate which was more than the prevailing market rate at times. Nitish Kumar. Annu Kapoor and Huma Qureshi.for over a decade, 2017 8:43 pm England vs West Indies: England won by nine wickets.

(Source: Reuters) England vs West Indies: England win by nine wickets.A superb bowling performance by James Anderson helped England win three-match Test series by a margin of 2-1 With match winning figures of 7/42 in the second innings Anderson was the tormentor in chief as West Indies were bowled out for 194 This allowed the visitors to secure a paltry lead of 107 which was comfortably chased down in 28 overs by England as they won the Test by nine wickets While England did survive a scare when they lost Alastair Cook early Mark Stoneman and Tom Westley forged a fifty-run partnership to guide England home Earlier West Indies were bowled out for 177 in their second innings This was after a fantastic spell of bowling by James Anderson in the opening hour rocked the visitors as they were always struggling as they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals Shai Hope was the only batsman who offered some amount of resistance Later on James Anderson came back once more to clean up the tail and finish the job for skipper Joe Root He ended the day with figures of 7/42 However the fielding has been a big letdown for the hosts Had it not been for the dropped chances West Indies might well have been fielding once again today TEAMS: England XI: Alastair Cook Mark Stoneman Tom Westley Joe Root (c) Dawid Malan Ben Stokes Jonny Bairstow (wk) Moeen Ali Toby Roland-Jones Stuart Broad James Anderson Windies XI: Kraigg Brathwaite Kieran Powell Kyle Hope Shai Hope Roston Chase Jermaine Blackwood Shane Dowrich (wk) Jason Holder (c) Kemar Roach Devendra Bishoo Shannon Gabriel For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdBy: Express News Service | Panjim | Published: September 21 2017 5:03 am A few days ago MLA Nilesh Cabral had publicly pulled up the police for not conducting enough anti-drug searches Top News Goa CM Mahohar Parrikar has issued a note asking his MLAs to stop making public statements alleging a “nexus between drug peddlers and some police officials” The note was circulated to ruling MLAs and ministers Tuesday an MLA said The first criticism came from the Opposition which called the note a “censorship order” “Some of the MLAs are making public statements regarding availability of drugs and nexus between the drug peddlers and some police officials” Parrikar said in his note “Such public statements lead to dampening of the morale of the police force unwarranted sensationalism dent in the image of the state and does not help us in resolving the issue as criminals are made alert” A few days ago MLA Nilesh Cabral had publicly pulled up the police for not conducting enough anti-drug searches Before him it was Minister Vinod Palienkar and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo who criticised the police for going soft on drug cartels For all the latest Goa News download Indian Express App More Top News but the fate had other plans, Clad in a saffron sari, Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh was allegedly involved in the blast and National Investigation Agency has reportedly found a wide network of the banned terror outfit. Mamata Banerjee.” Ashwiny says. reported Femalefirst. Guggenheim won the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award for Truth and was Oscar-shortlisted for his most recent docu-feature, Anil Kapoor, an animated film set in the same universe as the original series where he has voiced the iconic character will be soon seen on screen.

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