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a brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism,newly elected president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), and without informing me. they had snapped the electrical connection to the bungalow I would appeal to your honour… please feel at your heart that an ex-minister of state and a four time MP living in total darkness in a winter night with his seven-year-old daughter who does not have access to hot water for bathing or lights to complete her homework…” Chowdhury said his “dignity” and “prestige” have been “severely injured” and sought the Speaker’s permission to move a notice for breach of privilege on the matter For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMainpuri: Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday claimed that the five candidates fielded by his son Akhilesh Yadav in the Gujarat Assembly elections would lose "Akhilesh has fielded five candidates in Gujarat Assembly elections but they will lose all the seats" he told reporters here after attending a private function ".Akhilesh had taken a wrong decision t File image of Mulayam Singh Yadav PTI o forge a political alliance with the Congress and had suffered on that account" he said referring to the tie-up between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in February-March this year The BJP swept the elections winning 312 seats out of the total 403 The Samajwadi Party won 47 and the Congress seven Yadav also said that Mainpuri was his home turf and in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 he will contest from the Mainpuri parliamentary constituency Replying to a question related to the issues surrounding the use of electronic voting machines EVMs) he said: "EVMs were imported from Japan but Japan has returned to ballot paper system of voting" The Samajwadi Party patron reiterated that Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar should be expelled from the party for his "neech" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi "He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) is an elected leader and the comments were worst in the civilised society and the person making such comments should be expelled from the party" Yadav said He said positive politics has virtually vanished and "politics of mud-slinging" has become a common norm pointing out that "there has been a paradigm shift in the country’s politics" Aiyar was suspended from Congress earlier this week after he called Modi a ‘neech kism ka aadmi’ (vile sort of man) By: Indo-Asian News Service | Published: September 10 2014 5:26 pm Obese people tend to have greater dopamine activity in the habit forming region of the brain than their lean counterparts and lesser dopamine activity in the region controlling rewards the findings showed Related News Triggers such as the smell of popcorn at a movie theatre or a commercial for a snack may have a stronger pull for obese people due to differences in brain chemistry says a study Obese people tend to have greater dopamine activity in the habit forming region of the brain than their lean counterparts and lesser dopamine activity in the region controlling rewards the findings showed Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres These differences could potentially make the obese people more drawn to overeat in response to food triggers and simultaneously make food less rewarding to them “Eating based on unconscious habits rather than conscious choices could make it harder to achieve and maintain a healthy weight especially when appetizing food cues are practically everywhere” said lead author Kevin Hall from the National Institutes of Health in the US The study involved 43 men and women with varying amounts of body fat Study participants followed the same eating sleeping and activity schedule Tendency to overeat in response to triggers in the environment was determined from a detailed questionnaire Positron emission tomography (PET) scans evaluated the sites in the brain where dopamine was able to act The study appeared in the journal Molecular Psychiatry For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App Obese people tend to have greater dopamine activity in the habit forming region of the brain than their lean counterparts and lesser dopamine activity in the region controlling rewards the findings showed More Related NewsNew Delhi: Finance Ministry on Thursday expressed hope that Goods and Services Tax regime the constitution amendment bill for which has been stalled in the Rajya Sabha where ruling NDA is in minority will be rolled out in 2016 "The journey towards GST has been long We will have to wait and see what will be the outcome whether it will be passed in this session or in the coming Budget Session but I can say with full confidence that GST is a thing which is going to be reality very soon" Special Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Rashmi Verma said at an event organised by industry body PHDCCI "We have set the goal of rolling out GST in the year 2016" Verma added Ministry of Finance AFP The Congress has been stalling the passage of the Bill Stating that the Finance Ministry is trying to prune exemption list she said: "We have to move away from exemption regime otherwise it will lead to cascading effect" Verma said that under GST the regime there will be common portal managed by the GST Network Speaking at the event the Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairman Najib Shah said after implementation of GST in 2016 there are bound to be legacy issues for quite some time and the industry needs to be prepared for that The government proposes to roll out new indirect tax regime GST from 1 April 2016 While the Constitution Amendment Bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha the Centre is working on the administrative preparedness for smooth roll-out of the indirect tax regime Besides the Constitution Amendment Bill the Centre and state will have to pass their own GST legislation the model for which is being finalised by the Centre GST which is being touted as the most comprehensive indirect taxation reform since the Independence will subsume various indirect taxes including excise and service tax PTI Written by Sandip G | Kochi | Updated: October 15 2017 8:52 am Colonel-Major Djibrilla Hima Hamidou got the nickname due to his father’s obsession with Pele jerseys (Source: File) Related News Much to his amazement when Colonel-Major Djibrilla Hima Hamidou the president of Niger Football Association ushered into the spacious executive box of the FNB stadium in Johannesburg during the World Cup in South Africa the entire room stood up and greeted in unison “Welcome Mr Pele” Djibrilla felt awkward Alright the whole of Niger calls him “Mr Pele” but here were FIFA dignitaries from world over most of whom he hadn’t met or seen before But as his compact but sturdy frame got closer to them he noticed a sudden gasp a few curious sighs and stray guffaws Now it struck him they had mistaken him for the original Pele Their resemblance is not unbelievably striking but the facial contours especially from the sides do have an uncanny similarity A few minutes later the original one sauntered into the room “Ah here is ‘the’ Mr Pele” someone shouted Djibrilla just stood transfixed at the man he had idolised all his life and whose name rings in his ears a numerous times in a day “I just walked up to him and told ‘Sir people say you look like me err… I look like you We had a good laugh and took a photograph” he recollects The frame clings commandingly at his drawing room in Niamey Niger’s capital with an under-script “Pele with Mr Pele” Interestingly though it wasn’t the facial resemblance that prompted people to address him as Mr Pele His father Djibrilla Niger’s first Sports Minister was a “fanatical” admirer of the Brazilian legend “It was around the 1970 World Cup when I was eight or nine that my father began to call me Pele I don’t remember seeing Pele playing at that time but whenever he went abroad to France or South Africa he used to return with a suitcase full of Pele jerseys So everyone in the neighbourhood began to call him ‘Mr Pele’” The name stuck through his days in the military school of Ivory Coast commando training academies in France and Morocco and later when he rapidly climbed up the ranks in Niger The name he says is the biggest star of his flap Even his enemies refer to him as Mr Pele A translation of a headline in a French newspaper read like this: “Commander Pele dribbles past the rebels” It was soon after he plotted the annihilation of Tuareg rebels in the late 90s He then clandestinely joined hands with rebel group Conseil de Reconciliation Nationale to topple the ruling regime helmed by Ibrahim Bare Mainassara Later he masterminded the most recent coup in 2009-10 when squadron chief Djibo Salou seized power from then president Mamadou Tandja Unlike most many-war veterans though he doesn’t like bragging about his exploits and ambushes He asserts he doesn’t like talking of war and coups “It’s an experience You experience it and you try to forget it You don’t want to be reminded of it” he says his face contorting and eyes turning red almost blood shot Football administration thus is an escape from the unpleasant realities he has encountered in his life “In the last few years I decided not to devote too much time to military and instead focus on developing football in the country” he says He doesn’t believe in the Utopian assumption that the Nigerien youths would trade bullets for football one day but is certain that the sport will slit open the avenues of a better livelihood “We are talking about developing the game in one of the poorest countries in the world Not just poverty our country has to deal with a lot of issue terrorism unemployment illiteracy migration the list is endless” he says To put their backwardness into perspective it’s plunged last in the UN’s literacy index (187) 92 per cent women are illiterate are fifth in infant mortality rate and 16th in migration causality The legal age for marrying is 18 but the mean is 15 There is Boko Haram Islamic State and offshoots of Al-Qaeda The population is exploding Birth control measures are nonexistent To round it off 80 per cent of the country is covered by Sahara “I like to tell people that my country is peaceful but I’d be lying if I say so It’s not safe not for us not for tourists We’re trying out best to snuff out these elements but it will take time” he says Change in perception Even football a couple of decades ago was taboo a symbol of western influence Followers of it are called palais a word for young people who ape the Western culture His first big challenge was to change people’s perception “For a whole decade we have experienced internal quarrels of the leaders who prevented the ball from rolling on the pitch Football was more in the media on television than on the pitch” he said He himself pumped in a lot of money overhauled the domestic structure roped in the help of experts from Morocco Algeria and Nigeria to revitalise the game “Until that time it was difficult for kids to get even basic amenities like a football forget about decent grounds gym boots shin guards and stuff like that’ says assistant coach Hamidou Harouna Also they spread the game to the villages an attempt to decentralise the game fro Niamey where most of the football still happens The president and Co immediately made the first division league a six-month affair with 14 teams playing each other home and away “Previously they used to play just eight matches a year at one ground The subsidy for each club too was increased from 500000 CFA francs (which is a paltry Rs 60000) It’s a small amount everywhere but for the clubs back there it means a lot” Djibrilla says But he realised that he and his team should be patient to yield results “It’s not like an ambush where you make a plan and just blow the bunkers” he says a rare instance of him resorting to a military analogy Then arrived the breakthrough moment they qualified for the African Cup of Nations in 2012 They lost all three group game but when the players returned home each of them was awarded 300000 CFA francs As importantly several of the players were picked by European clubs not the big one but tier-two ones But it was still a huge step forward for a reeling country And now there qualification for the under-17 World Cup where they reached beating Nigeria the most successful team in under-17s Remarkably they showed no stage fright and beat North Korea a country with more footballing pedigree “This troop of players is good They will take us to the big World Cup” he says Niger qualifying for a senior World Cup is his burning dream Another is to bring Pele to Niger And perhaps show him the picture in his drawing room of Pele and Mr Pele And bore him to death with warfront tales For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Krishnamurthy Subramanian | Published: March 1 2016 12:30 am Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley holds the bag containing the papers for the Union Budget as he comes to present the Budget at the Parliament on Monday (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi) Related News Given the fact that the global economy is tottering there is a definite need to foster domestic demand to accelerate economic growth At the same time it is politically and economically imperative that jobs are created in the formal sector to avoid the demographic dividend becoming a demographic liability Given these twin objectives for the country I find this year’s budget to be an admirable exercise Overall this is an excellent budget for rural India that I would give 9/10 While the budget may not gladden the stock market it is an excellent budget because it is a budget for Bharat The emphasis on agriculture and farmer welfare rural employment social sector spending in particular in the healthcare sector and education skills and job creation would definitely foster demand in rural areas Nearly 65 per cent of small farmers in this country depend on rain-fed irrigation More than 75 per cent of Indian farmers are not covered by crop insurance Since shocks such as bad weather or bad health affect the poor significantly more than the average citizen in the country allocations provided for irrigation crop insurance and health insurance will significantly impact the rural population’s ability to withstand negative economic shocks In particular farm insurance health insurance and cooking gas connections for BPL (below poverty line) families are superb initiatives that will focus government spending on those sections of the population that need the government’s attention the most — the poor and the downtrodden Another key measure in the budget relates to providing a legal framework for the Aadhaar platform which will help to ensure that subsidies are directed to the needy More than Rs 40000 crore of subsidies are provided for fertilisers Similarly another Rs 40000 crore of subsidies are provided in the electricity sector Fertiliser and electricity subsidies together amount to 16 per cent of the GDP much of which leaks abroad or to non-agricultural uses or goes to inefficient producers or to firms given the exclusive privilege to import But precisely for these reasons it has proved politically impossible to close the inefficient firms or eliminate the canalisation of imports By providing a legal framework for the Aadhaar platform the “JAM trinity” of Jan Dhan Aadhaar and mobile would be strengthened considerably This will help to rationalise the regime of subsidies and lead to better targeting Again better targeting of subsidies to deserving beneficiaries would help to foster domestic demand particularly in the rural sector The worry for me in the current budget is about the banking sector The Rs 25000 crore provided for the capitalisation of public-sector banks in this financial year is woefully inadequate In the next five years PSBs will require several multiples of this amount to be able to meet the capital requirements of Basel III Another key announcement that is worrisome in this context relates to the consolidation of PSBs As we have witnessed with the merger of Indian Airlines and Air India bunching up two large and struggling PSUs only serves to exacerbate problems for the merged entity Consolidating PSBs without first empowering the boards of these banks would create more costs for the financial system than benefits PSB boards focus on tactical issues rather than discussing issues relating to strategy/ risk Board deliberations are driven from the vantage point of compliance rather than business and economics Monitoring of measurable disaggregated business goals in relation to targets is nominal Scenario analysis through stress-testing is conspicuous by its absence and specific plans for meeting worst-case scenarios find no mention Little attention is devoted to the design of risk-mitigation mechanisms including whether the risk function should be invested with greater autonomy including in matters of credit risk The lack of quality in board deliberations of PSBs stems from the quality of the bank boards themselves Before fixing these issues pertaining to PSB boards consolidation will only exacerbate matters Existing boards have struggled to manage the banks well These would now be forced to manage even bigger banks On the whole while there are concerns regarding the budget’s ill effects on the banking sector it is an excellent budget because it helps to foster rural demand and attempts to fix risks in the rural economy The writer an associate professor of finance at the Indian School of Business Hyderabad and a board member at Bandhan Bank and NIBM was a member of the PJ Nayak Committee For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News (Source: Reuters) Top News With Poland, “Silverstone was a real empowering weekend and it kind of sparked a 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