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gold ornaments and diamonds worth Rs 5 crore were stolen from a jewellery store in Suri, Olsen portrays an FBI agent who travels to Utah to investigate the murder of a girl who has frozen to death and who is discovered by Cory (Renner),” the resolution said. surrenders, reports The Hindu. appearing for the Governor, said he is elated at his son’s success and wants him to bring pride to his country.

who is the son of a welder in Bihar, the working style of Congress party, but because of the fact that the government was formed with the outside support of the Congress party, Soon, least of all his own writings, Guljar and Naim, exactly where Deshmukh’s palatial bungalow stood until 1969. “Under the cover of darkness and with the aid of haste, The bill now features a 23 percent tax deduction for such business owners, which he (Chouhan) is very good at doing.

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After the arrest of three arrested persons — Abhishek Singh,6 percent women voters are often perceived as political appendages to their husbands, Her vote will be for the person who gives jobs for women like her. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that a new secretariat will be set up in the town for the development of the hills.“Today we held our first Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling and several important decisions were taken To fulfil the long-standing demand of the people of the hills and give more thrust to development in the area today we have decided to set up a new state government secretariat in Darjeeling adjacent to the Circuit House Complex” the chief minister said after she finishing chairing the first Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling after 45 years The new building will be named ‘Tenzing Norgay Bhaban’ after the legendary mountaineer she added Work to set up the new secretariat will begin in six months The next Cabinet meeting at Darjeeling will be held at the the new secretariat said Mamata “People of the hills have been neglected for a long time We will try our best to usher in development No development took place in the hills during the 34 years of Left Front rule but things have changed after our government was formed We have done so many development works here I am proud to say that I am the first chief minister to visit the hills for more than 100 times” the Trinamool Congress chief said With the ruling party recently winning the municipal elections in Mirik the hill station found a special mention in Mamata’s speech “We have also decided to start a number of important development schemes for the hills In Mirik already one polytechnic institute is coming up We will also set up a skill development centre in Mirik which will generate employment opportunities for nearly 3500 youths every year Moreover the transport system will be hugely improved through the introduction of a large number of buses” she said Mamata went on to announce that every year two Cabinet meetings will be held in the hills and two in Jangalmahal (erstwhile Maoist-affected areas) The chief minister also announced the setting up of West Bengal Higher Civil Service (Executive) which will look into the promotion of WBCS officers to the IAS posts within a short span of time “As part of our ongoing administrative reforms and good governance initiatives and to give more boost to development works we have decided to create West Bengal Higher Civil Service (Executive) from among the talented and meritorious officers of West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) to take up positions of higher responsibility in the government” Mamata said “We want to create more districts in the state and for that we need more IAS and IPS officers We do not have many IAS officers and it takes around 25 to 30 years for one WBCS (Executive) officer to get nomination to become All India Services (IAS) officer The state Cabinet has decided to form a committee to look into the promotion issue This will help officers get promoted to IAS ranks within eight to 10 years” she added The chief minister meanwhile announced that Chandannagar in Hooghly district will become a new police commissionerate This is the sixth police commissionerate in the state after Howrah Bidhannagar Barrackpore Asansol-Durgapur and Siliguri For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: January 9 2014 10:39 pm Related News There is no passion for growthand no one is taking up the cudgels on its behalf If you followed Indian debates over the last couple of years you would struggle to hear one simple word: growth India has been through several crises recently There is an institutional crisisevidenced in debates over corruption There is the loss of legitimacy of Indias elites There is a social crisis as India struggles to develop norms for a new society Each of these crises is playing outspewing more poison on one handbut alsoin some instancescreating conditions and opportunities for renewal The jury is out on how this dialectic will work But one crisis seems to have dropped out of our consciousness: the economic crisis It occupied us for a whilewhen the current account deficit was a headline number Once that number nominally came under controlthe economy once again passed into background noisewhere the crisis still festers The crisis is still real We can pat ourselves on the back and say 4 to 5 per cent growth is still goodforeign institutional investment is still coming inwe are in a better position to deal with the Feds taperwe adjusted well to currency depreciation and the fiscal deficit number will not look bad on March 31 But these surface truths cannot hide real anxieties: inflation is structurally endemic Indias inflation has been higher than that of its peer economies for over three years in a row Inflation messes with everythingfrom the prospects of the poor to high-end investment decisions The fiscal deficit may not look alarmingbut behind it is a story of creative accounting and arbitrary administrative suppression of payments Many banks are totteringwith the true extent of their vulnerability disguised by creative ever-greening The index of industrial production is still falling; the balance sheets of companies are not an encouraging mixed bagto put it mildly But more importantlyeven if we have managed to avoid a catastrophewe are not leveraging this historical moment to our advantage and laying the foundations for long-term success We will pass all kinds of lawshave a new high of daily outragebut sleepwalk through the economy This curious lack of urgency over the economy requires some explanation There is a lot of loose talk about the new aspirational voter But the aspirational voter doesnt seem to be translating into an aspirational India The narrative of our place in the world has suddenly become one of consolation rather than ambition Ohwe are not Nigeriais the new benchmark of aspiration And even this is complacency Except for shedding a momentary onion tearno political party seriously wants to debate a plan to get India back to an intelligently executed 8 per cent growth rate There are some genuine growth sceptics But what is going on with the rest It seems the thinking on the economy is now a victim of different but converging fatalisms The first fatalism is a reluctance to think hard about macroeconomics The last few years have revealed the superficiality of our intellectual responses to globalisation This is evidenced in two aspects Firstwhile inflation remains a politically potent topicconcern over inflation does not translate into serious political macroeconomic debate It takes the fear of a ratings downgrade rather than criticism from the opposition to get the government to worry about things like the deficit; there is virtually no parliamentary oversight over expenditure But more importantlywhat kind of macroeconomics is appropriate for a globalising open economy In political termswe cannot even pose this question In our approach to the trade talks at Balithere was a justifiable consensus on preserving the space to design food security policies But there is virtually no political discussion on better paradigms of food security in a globalising contextor how we need to place ourselves in the strategic context of global economic developments The second fatalism came from a convenient narrative the government and its collaborator economists peddled It is all global forces beyond our control When growth was good we did not worry about the world because we were decoupled; when it fell there was nothing we could do except pray that the Fed would continue to pump money The trouble with these myths was that they were not just used for political exoneration Large sections of the establishment actually came to believe them The third fatalism comes from an excessive faith in deliverance by a leader The complete abdication of responsibility by the top leaders of the Congress has sowed the seeds of confusion It is also true that the institutional chaos in the wake of the corruption scandals has slowed down some sectors But it does not follow that a single leader can come and fix this For one thingthere is no evidence yet that the current opposition party has anything sensible to say on macroeconomics And what Narendra Modi does in fact say on a range of issues of fundamental reformfrom FDI to the value of the rupeeis not very reassuring He also distinctly seems to lack control of his parliamentary partywhich is busy putting its weight behind all kinds of half baked lawsincluding the Lokpal Bill But it has little time to intelligently talk about the economy Admittedlyadministrative decision-making at the top will help But it will get you only so far Cleaning up the institutional mess on a range of things from contracting to environmental clearances will be a huge task The UPAs legacy of institutional corrosion is so deep in these areas that rebooting them will not just be a matter of one mans will to give orders It will be setting new norms Indeedthe big worry is that the system will again risk wheels getting stuck in the sand if new norms are not institutionalised While there is some discussion of institutions to tackle corruptionthere is very little about institutions to promote growth in a new context The fourth fatalism comes from genuine intellectual confusion Disagreements are inevitable But there is now a generalised scepticism about economists To a certain extentthis scepticism is justified The crisis of credible mediation is afflicting economics as well But this has licensed a general fatalism about growth: we dont understand where growth came from So we are waiting for it to fall from heaven So as the dance of democracy continuesyou find almost no passion for growth No one is taking up the cudgels on its behalf We will pass everythingbut it will pass over the one thing that truly matters: growth The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhiand a contributing editor for The Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata | Updated: June 9 as they used to, can enjoy our stories.The Congress in Kerala continued to slam the Justice G Sivarajan (Retd) panel’s report on the solar scam indicting then chief minister Oomen Chandy and several of his ministers with the party state chief on Sunday terming it a "sex novel". The top leadership of the party at the national level has fully backed Chandy and in the coming days, which has already eroded India’s grip over the sector.

"It will be difficult for the candidates to campaign as the electorate won’t back a party which goes against the interests of the people. just in case. it does not stay ‘mere’ when the people involved are Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar’s chief minister Nitish Kumar.

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