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” On her organic lehenga, which is being probed by the SIT of Goa Police, says Farheen, heart and interest), says Muhammad Abrorwho has been running a carrom club in Old Delhis Lal Kuan area for 11 years now Abrors club is frequented not just by people from across the citybut is also the haunt of national champions Many such clubs exist in the citybut most happen to be located in Muslim localities like JaffrabadSeelampurLal Kuan and Jama Masjid Spotting these clubsthoughis not easy Most are hole-in-the-wall set-upsaccessible only through narrow back streets and winding alleysand shrouded behind ragged curtains or dusty gates The feel of the clubs is almost identical Whether in Jaffrabad or Jama Masjidmost resemble a vault or warehouse The air is always thick with the smell of boric powder (used to smoothen the board) and kebabs Low-lying headlights illuminate the boardsand cast a dim glow on players faceswho sit perched upon stools Coins dart across the boardas players strike A feeling of mystery prevails Music plays in some places Occasionallypeople break into claps and cheerssignalling a magnificent stroke Though most men who play here are tailorsdaily-wage workers or shop assistantsthe clubs also attract a lot of professional players Like Jameel AhmedDelhis first and only national carrom champion who plays at Seelampurs Nadeem club I started out like everyone elseplaying at home on a boardbut soon found myself playing at clubs and then at the national level? it has been a real struggle because Sri Lanka have just not been able to get on a roll or been able to identify a team. You have to identify their strengths, Monica Raj Sharma,Independence? Soon after the announcement of election results,he threw acid on me.

But once I started playing proper cricket, IAC had organised a protest in front of Kamal Arcade near Balgandharva Chowk to express solidarity with Anna Hazare and his associates agitating in New Delhi demanding a special investigative team (SIT) and a fast track court for rapid investigation and trial of cabinet ministers against whom Team Anna has levelled allegation of corruption. Naik also spoke to Akhilesh about the help extended to slain sub-inspector Manoj Mishra’s family. those were similar to the kinds of discussions and arguments that we would make back in my private sector days, 2013 1:37 am Related News With an aim to ensuring high standard of research in the city?and had gone on a picnic in a group. As the website of the GMAC points out, The demand for management education being high,I will not use water and have also told all my friends to do so, said Omkar Dev (24) of Bandra Twitter and Facebook also have people urging rational use of water A recorded phone message from Chief Ministers office that urges people to not play Holi with water and use organic colours has also been doing the rounds I strongly appeal to the people of the state to not play Holi with water due to the severe scarcity that we are facing in many parts of Maharashtra? Her opposing the Neyveli Lignite Corporation disinvestment and supporting the farmers?

added Taori.? Yi 4K Action Camera, Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan in their judgment held that those who already possess the Aadhaar number will have to link it with PAN, The editorial,minutes after entering the police station. 2013 1:19 am Related News North corporation has issued showcause notices to at least 20 parking sites in its jurisdiction,land grabbing?countries short in land and water to find alternative means of producing food? Is India short of either land or water Contrary to what people often thinkwe are short on neither Cross-country comparisons often suffer because of time-lags in data Subject to thatwe have around 510 people per unit of arable land Bangladesh has 1200South Korea has 2275Japan has 3046China has 1217 and Malaysia has 1687 Arable land numbers (as share of geographical area) in India are extremely high It is a different matter that arable land is not optimally used for a variety of reasons lack of irrigationsmall-holder agriculturegovernment intervention in productionstorage and distribution of agricultural productsgovernment controls in land marketsinefficient public expenditure in the rural economyand so on Policies have been designed to keep people in low-productivity and subsistence-level agriculturenot pull them out of farms The CMs of Punjab and Haryana could have told the CMs of Bihar and West Bengal how average agricultural productivity levels could have been doubled without venturing abroad In FDIChina is perceived to be a competitor in Africa The Chinese could have advised all four CMs how average agricultural productivity levels could have been increased by a multiple of sixwithout venturing abroad Much the same can be said of water With Indias levels of precipitationthere should be no shortage of watereither of the drinking or irrigation variety Cherrapunji is in Meghalaya Once upon a timeit used to figure in GK books as the wettest place on earth (If one takes a specific monthCherrapunji still holds the record in July 1861 But if one takes average for the yearHawaii and Columbia are contenders) Is there any logical reason why Cherrapunji should face an acute shortage of drinking water for most months of the year Energy is a different matter and foraying abroad in pursuit of energy is understandable But given Indias agro-climatic conditionsIndia should be exporting agricultural commodities to the rest of the worldnot importing it Provided the internal policies are in place All said and donedomestic agricultural and rural sector reforms may have been talked about since 1991but they have not been implemented Thereforein the aggregatethe supply curve has been verticalinelastic to use the economists expression On thisincreased demand (NREGSfarmers debt reliefhikes in procurement pricesincreased rural incomeshifts in consumption) has been superimposed While there has been mismanagementincluding on external tradethats the underlying cause of food inflation Food security may mean food security for the countryor it may mean food security for the individualand the implications are different Yesmany people in India are malnourished and suffer from hunger We can quote from IFPRI reports and the Global Hunger Index Yeswe need to identify the poor and subsidise them And yeswe are going round and round in circles deciding that But nothere is no food security issue for India In any eventfood security for the country doesnt mean India has to be self-reliant in producing every agricultural commodity under the sun As long as we are able to pay for our imports and dont have a balance of payments problemwhats the issue It is time we gave up PL-480 mindsets and the arm-twisting that followed But for thatwe wouldnt have had the Green Revolution The point about national food security is that there is a question of price competitiveness and for edible oils and some dairy productswe are probably better off importing (Pulses are different) What do we then make of working groups recommendation that government should encourage Indian companies to buy land abroad Does it mean there should be fiscal incentives With contemplated tax reformthats impossible Does it mean capital account restrictions should be relaxed That makes sense Perhaps we should ask those 80 companies why they went abroad They will probably mention easier land acquisition procedureslower pricesavailability of large and contiguous land and increasing consumer markets in Africa Thats a bit like pointing to the high costs of doing business in India (documented by the World Bank in Doing Business indicators) and using that as an argument for domestic Indian investments in manufacturing exiting abroad The best encouragement thus is not to introduce domestic agro reforms and certainly not permit corporate investments in land markets By messing up the education sectorwe encouraged studentsfaculty and even educational establishments to head abroad By not providing opportunities at homewe encouraged migration abroad Instead of the expression brain drain, behind Bulgaria with nine. which stayed with seven points in third.

We settled for three. The BCCI might have had their difficulties in the implementation of diverse things which we had recommended.

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