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she said.human dosage is used on animals. “I have worked with actors of the calibre of Dilip Kumar, ‘Bas Ek Pal’, Dolby Technology India Pvt Ltd. not merely watching it. along with the words, ? ?? ??? ?? ? ? ? | More power to our daughters" Wasim however was not appreciative of Goel’s observations and said as much in her tweets to him While the 16-year-old actress’ first tweet was later deleted the second and third were still available on her timeline In them she wrote: "Women in hijab are beautiful and free. Moreover the story depicted through the painting is not even remotely relevant to mine" Goel backtracked after Zaira’s tweets insisting that it was not his intention to hurt and she had misunderstood what he was attempting to say "You have interpreted wrong (sic)" the minister wrote "I appreciated your work and stated that evil and patriarchal notions must be discouraged" With respect to her final tweet he wrote "I’m afraid you still haven’t understood But I wish you all the very best and appreciate your work Hope to meet and interact too" Zaira did not reply to the minister’s final tweets Here’s a snapshot of their Twitter exchange: Zaira who played the young Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan’s Dangal recently found herself at the end of cyber bullying from trolls after she met with Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed Kashmir has been in a state of unrest ever since popular militant commander Burhan Wani was shot dead by Indian forces His death sparked anti-India protests in the Valley leading to a curfew being imposed in the state Also read:Dangal actress Zaira Wasim issues apology after being trolled for meeting J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti Zaira had posted an apology on Facebook stating: "I know that many people have been offended and displeased by my recent actions or by the people I have recently met I want to apologise to all those people who I’ve unintentionally hurt and want them to know that I understand their sentiments especially considering what has happened (in Kashmir) over the past six months" Wasim added "(However) I hope people can also understand there are certain circumstances that emerge which one cannot control I hope people still remember that I’m a just a 16-year-old girl and treat me accordingly I’m sorry for what I did but it was not a deliberate decision and I really hope people can forgive me" Wasim also addressed how she was being held up as a role model for Kashmiris and being upbraided for meeting with Mufti "I am being projected as a role model for Kashmiri youth I want to make it very clear that I do not want anyone to follow in my foot steps or even consider me a role model I’m not proud of what I’m doing and I want everyone especially the youth to know that there are real role models out there whether they be in this time or in our history" Wasim later deleted her post and put up another another asking that her apology not be blown out of proportion reported The Indian Express “Regarding my last post I have no idea why this has become such a big issue I just wanted to make sure that I did not hurt anyone’s feelings and all of a sudden it has turned into national news Again and again I am telling people that I have not been forced into anything by anyone This was post was not meant against anyone just wanted to make sure that people were not hurt by what I was doing From media to everyone else please don’t blow this out of proportion Neither was I forced (to apologise) nor am I against anyone Hopefully this post just stops this once and for all” Wasim wrote in her second post — before deleting that as well She received support from several celebrities after the incident including Aamir Khan and Geeta Phogat Mumbai: Mortal remains of senior NCP leader and ex-Home Minister RR Patil are kept at the party office in Mumbai to enable common people and activists to pay their last respects A pall of gloom descended at the office where leaders cutting across the party lines offered floral tributes to the departed leader RR Patil in a file photo Ibnlive NCP leaders Praful Patel Ajit Pawar Jayant Patil and state unit chief Sunil Tatkare supervised the arrangements Baramati MP Supriya Sule consoled the grief-stricken family of Patil Patil’s body will be taken in ambulance to his native place of Anjani in Tasgaon taluka of Sangli district tonight where he will be cremated with state honour on Tuesday afternoon PTI Jammu: The 49-day Governor’s rule comes to end on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir with the swearing-in of PDP leader Mufti Mohamemd Sayeed as Chief Minister in an alliance with BJP which will be part of a government for the first time in the state Sayeed will be administered oath of office by Governor NN Vohra in Jammu at a function which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Union Ministers including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi among others Mufti Mohammed Sayeed AFP Vohra has invited Sayeed to form government The strength of the alliance government which has been termed as a meeting of "North Pole and South Pole" by Sayeed is expected to be 25 with 12 PDP MLAs set to take oath along with the Chief Minister and 11 drawn from BJP whose 11 MLAs including Nirmal Singh tipped to be Deputy Chief Minister Separatist-turned politician and leader of People’s Conference Sajjad Lone is also likely to be part of the coalition government He was earlier booked on a flight to Jammu which he had cancelled after he was not getting a choice portfolio However after negotiations Lone settled for another ministry and travelled to Jammu by road from Kashmir Efforts to reach him did not fructify as he was not answering his phone Among the prominet faces who are likely to be part of the alliance government include Haseeb Drabu Abdul Rehman Veeri and Naeem Akhtar (PDP) and Kavinder Gupta and Bali Bhagat After the swearing-in all eyes will be on release of the Common Minimum Programme by the two parties jointly and the point of interest will be how the two parties have dealt with controversial issues like Article 370 which gives special status to the state and AFSPA It will be released tomorrow afternoon The 23 December assembly election in the state produced a highly-fractured mandate with PDP emerging as the single largest party with 28 MLAs followed by BJP with 25 Erstwhile allies National Conference and Congress ended with 15 and 12 seats respectively BJP and PDP which have been in negotiations for nearly two months claimed to have sorted out all the differences over Article 370 Armed Forces Special Powers Act resettlement of West Pakistan Refugees holding of talks with Pakistan and separatist leaders of the state PTI Written by Harish Damodaran | Published: April 1 2016 12:05 am The first law is that agriculture is the only business where you have both production as well as price risks (Source: express file photo) Related News Agriculture is said to be India’s largest private-sector enterprise engaging nearly 119 million farmers (“cultivators”) and another 144 million landless labourers as per the 2011 Census It is even considered the most respectable business going by the oft-quoted slogan “uttam kheti madhyam vyapar kanishtha naukri (supreme is farming mediocre is trade and most lowly is service)” But the exalted status apart it must be asked: Is farming really a business Even if it is then to what extent Is there something about agriculture that makes it fundamentally different as a business One could point to at least four “laws” of business operating only in farming of which the last two are probably unique to India The first law is that agriculture is the only business where you have both production as well as price risks A steelmaker may encounter strikes by workers or transporters His plant could get flooded by rains of the kind Chennai saw late last year But these disruptions to production are clearly once-in-a-decade happenstances For most industries fluctuations in currency or prices of raw material and finished product are the more recurrent risks For the farmer however production risks are a practically daily phenomenon: There might be inadequate rains at sowing germination and vegetative growth stages; pest attacks during pod or boll formation; and hailstorm just when the crop is attaining maturity On top of these is the risk of price crash at the time of harvest The co-existence and high probability of both production and price risks are what also render farm insurance commercially unviable This explains why even in the US for example the federal government subsidises on an average about 62 per cent of crop insurance premiums In 2012 alone a major countrywide drought led to total indemnities topping $175 billion of which farmer premiums covered just $ 42 billion The second law is that agriculture is the only business where you buy everything retail and sell everything wholesale This was first told to me by a farmer in Illinois whom I met some years ago He operated 1300 acres and had a huge on-farm storage silo that enabled him to make staggered sales He further hedged against price declines by selling futures contracts at prices prevailing during the time of planting in the Chicago Board of Trade But what this typical rich Midwest US farmer said has universal applicability for agriculture In most businesses you buy wholesale and sell wholesale If you are Walmart or Amazon you actually buy wholesale and sell retail Farmers are the only lot who pay retail prices for everything from tractors to toothpaste while being forced to sell their entire produce at wholesale rates One way to get around this is through cooperatives Gujarat dairy farmers supplying to Amul for instance get roughly Rs 36 for their full-cream milk that retails in Delhi for Rs 48 per litre Similarly there could be farmer producer organisations that procure seeds fertilisers pesticides or animal-feed from manufacturers in bulk and make these available to their members at wholesale rates But we know such genuine farmer-controlled cooperatives that cut through intermediary chains on both the input and output side are rare in India; most of them are extensions of the government manned by career bureaucrats Besides these two universal laws one can identify two more that seemingly apply only in India The first such India-specific law is that agriculture is the only business where expansion is a crime Today any start-up entrepreneur whose business gets valued at over $1 billion within five years of founding — or for that matter someone who grows his existing concern manifold through acquisitions — is feted and lauded as a visionary But a farmer who cultivates even 25 acres or simply augments his holding size by leasing additional land is instantly dubbed a “kulak” or a capitalist in not the most glowing sense We all love farmers when they are subsistence producers dependent on our kindheartedness while being suspicious of those independent and big enough to demand that they be heard For the latter all crops are commercial — which is how it should be — and farming is about making money just like any other business The tragedy with Indian agriculture is we don’t really have a farm lobby of consequence That’s why onion and potato shipments are frequently subjected to minimum export price restrictions whereas steel manufacturers have been bestowed with safeguard duty and even minimum import price protection A host of industrial products from polypropylene and purified terephthalic acid to float glass likewise enjoy anti-dumping duty benefits even as rubber growers haven’t had such luck despite domestic realisations more than halving and imports doubling in the last four years While India Inc is clamouring for protection against falling global commodity prices with some success the commerce ministry’s own trading enterprise PEC Ltd recently contracted duty-free imports of 250000 tonnes of maize at around $193 per tonne — below even the official minimum support price of Rs 1325/ quintal payable to our farmers The last law exclusive to agriculture in India is that it is the only business where introduction of new technology is a matter of controversy It happened with dwarf wheat varieties and cross-bred cows in the 1960s and 1970s and we are currently witnessing it in genetically modified (GM) crops Any objective analysis would show that these technologies helped India become self-sufficient — even a net exporter — in foodgrains milk and cotton resulting in higher farm incomes as well Yet far from recognising this we believe the future lies in going back to paramparagat krishi and desi gaai There’s nothing wrong in promoting organic agriculture and conservation of indigenous cattle breeds; who would object if some farmers feel they can make money by selling their products at higher prices The problem though is when this is combined with a Luddite agenda of blocking any new farming technology or innovation on the basis of unsubstantiated side-effects In agriculture the precautionary principle has been stretched to the extent of not even permitting open-field trials of GM crops Again the contrast with other businesses is stark We consider it our right to own the latest Apple iPhone 6S have ACs in every room and even envisage a not-very-distant future of driverless cars Nobody considers the side-effects from them — accumulation of toxic electronic waste increased carbon emissions labour displacement among other things — serious enough to ban leave alone regulate their usage Equally revealing is the fact that no NGO has held demonstrations against administering of the Hepatitis-B vaccine despite it being produced from culturing of a strain of GM yeast cells There is also unlikely to be any strong opposition to the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes for combating Zika or Dengue These standards apparently apply only to farmers planting transgenic mustard or herbicide-resistant corn A time will come hopefully when our farmers will start challenging the above four laws of business operating against them The day they do this it isn’t going to be business as usual [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: July 19 2017 4:29 am At a community centre in Chandigarh (Express Photo) Top News NOW A 16-year-old can also get membership in a community centre It was recommended by the committee managing the community centres to encourage youngsters to opt for gym and game facilities in the community centres Earlier a person aged 18 and above only could get the membership In case there is no community centre in the sector where the person is residing he can get membership in his adjoining sector the panel proposed The final recommendations made by the panel would be placed before the general house in its meeting scheduled to be held later this month Chairman of the committee Arun Sood said that this had been done to enable youngsters to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avail the gym facilities in the community centres “They can even play games in the badminton or tennis court at the community centre” The enrolment fee for a person is Rs 1000 annually while for senior citizens it is Rs 500 The Municipal Corporation is making available gym facilities at almost all the community centres New centres are being constructed in most of the sectors while there are ones which are old and are being reconstructed as in sectors 38 20 and 21 The panel also decided that club facilities would be made available in the community centres Also the executive committee managing the community centre would have one scheduled caste member and 33 per cent of them would be women There are 44 community centres in the city “We have also decided that if a person needs to prepone or postpone his event or a function one week before it can be done free of cost totally Earlier the person had to pay for cancellation charges and then book the hall again” Sood added Already the panel has proposed that the halls of community centres may be made soundproof so that functions held in the halls do not create any noise for people as community centres are located in the middle of the residential area The panel had recommended that short religious events can also be organised for a short span However for other wedding events DJs would not be allowed in the lawn but in the halls only for which soundproof halls are being constructed For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top News For all the latest Pune News, It is because of the inertia on the part of the government to implement its own policies that the industry is moving out from Pune to other states.

Myanmarese President Kyaw and Modi had also held wide-ranging talks in New Delhi during which the Prime Minister said India will stand by with Myanmar at "every step" of its new journey and that it wants to take the ties to "new heights". Suu Kyi thanked the Prime Minister and said she was looking forward to visit India, The issue was discussed with Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Wednesday in a meeting to review the slew of major infrastructure projects.What would you have done without cotton! exclaims veteran fashion designer Rina Dhaka? Your stand exposes your own IQ.

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