Minister of Home Affairs visits Steadville

first_imgMinister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba visited Steadville yesterday afternoon (Saturday).Speaking to a large crowd at the Steadville community hall in Area J, Minister Gigaba gave a lecture on Chris Hani who fought for democracy during the liberation struggle and was assassinated in 1993.Song and dance was also showcased at the function, with many councillors from the area and also Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality officials in attendance.The crowd enjoyed the lecture and left knowing more about the past of our country. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

New technology enhancements key focus for TravelManagers

first_imgTM 5 year certificates – TravelManagers recognise personal travel manager five year milestonesNew technology enhancements key focus for TravelManagersAustralia’s leading personal travel manager network TravelManagers experienced strong personal travel manager attendance at its latest round of bi-annual state meetings across Australia. A total of 273 personal travel managers, 13 national partnership office staff and two partner suppliers participated in six meetings held across four states.TravelManagers has been holding local state meetings with personal travel managers twice yearly, recently March and November, for the last seven years.Michael Gazal, Executive General Manager believes consistency and providing relevance and adding value is the reason for maintaining extremely high participation rates across all states.“Our first state meeting was held in March 2009 with 90 personal travel managers in attendance and supported by two national partnership office representatives. We are extremely proud that seven years later we have tripled the number of personal travel managers attending and provide a much broader involvement from members of the national partnership office support team. The content of the state meetings continue to change in line with the shifting requirements of our personal travel managers.”New technology updates were the key focus of the latest round of state based meetings.Pru Gallagher TravelManagers’ Operations ManagerPru Gallagher from national partnership office (NPO) provided an update on the development of the company’s in-house booking system ‘Splash’ which will provide personal travel managers with direct access to wholesale rates with live availability. This is currently in live test mode.Tanyu – TravelManagers’ Finance & Commercial Manager Tanyu CilekThe other development introduced by NPO’s Tanyu Cilek is customised business intelligence reporting, which is designed to provide personal travel managers with an instant view and improved management of their bookings.“This improved business reporting will further empower our personal travel managers, enabling them to make informed and focused business decisions. As a booking is initiated or updated, information will be immediately available via a dashboard. With real time interaction and data visualisation through charts and graphs, it will analyze each individual personal travel manager’s sales, commissions, airline spend and such like,” says Gazal.“I love that TravelManagers is such a forward thinking and innovative company, particularly around technology and customer service. I am excited about the potential this new innovative business tool can offer as it will allow me to more effectively manage my bookings day to day with improved efficiency while also enabling me to more effectively measure my performance. It gives me confidence and motivation, the knowledge we are in partnership with a company that will help us achieve,” says personal travel manager Bonnie Malam, representative for Surfers Paradise.The development of the enhanced business intelligence reporting with its interactive dashboard customised to individual personal travel manager requirements, is expected to commence beta testing in July 2016.Pru Gallagher also updated personal travel managers on refinements to the TravelManagers client App. This new TravelManagers App is available in the App Store for i-phones and Play Store for Android devices.“I was so excited to learn more about the availability of the client App and how it’s evolved since the concept was initially launched at our 2015 national conference in Adelaide. I know this App is going to be so popular with my clients where they can easily store, manage and view all of their travel itinerary details and documents all in one easy location. I can’t wait to start using it,” says personal travel manager Lesley Cavill, representative from Mosman Park.TravelManagers also recognized eighteen personal travel managers for their five-year service at the state meetings.The fact that over thirty-five percent of personal travel managers have been with the company for more than five years does not surprise Gazal.“TravelManagers is a company that really cares about its people and recognizing talent and providing opportunities for growth is of absolute importance to us. We treat each personal travel manager as an individual and valued business partner. The ability to be your own boss with the freedom and flexibility to work how and when you choose, is a winning formula.”Maria Miller, representative for Parkes in New South Wales has attended thirteen state meetings since joining TravelManagers in 2008, and considers this the best meeting yet.“I find these twice yearly state meetings so valuable, and love that they are local. It’s a way to be kept up-to-date with the latest developments that are happening in our business, interact with suppliers and connect with our team at the national partnership office. I really got a lot out of the entire day and have come away with some tips from the other personal travel managers that I plan to implement. It was the first time I really came away thinking ‘I can do that too!’ The speakers and updates were so interesting and informative, I can truly say it’s the best state meeting we have had.”Executive General Manager – Michael GazalGazal is proud that the TravelManagers’ state meetings are a winning formula with personal travel managers.“The feedback over the years from our personal travel managers has always been that our inclusive strategy, strong business focused agenda, large contingent from our national partnership office and hosting by our locally based business partnership managers really works,” he says.A virtual state meeting was held via webinar for the personal travel managers who could not attend in person.“We follow up with a webinar so that everyone has the opportunity to be part of the partnership process and across new developments,” says Gazal.In addition to the bi-annual state meetings and annual conference, personal travel managers enjoy a range of networking and training opportunities throughout the year.“The national partnership office together with business partnership managers facilitate frequent regional meetings around suburban clusters and major centres in country areas, Regular supplier and technology training as well as multiple weekly webinars covering a wide range of both general and specialist subjects are ways in which we continually ensure our personal travel managers receive the latest information at a time and place that suits them best,” says Gazal.For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Graciela Craig on 1800 019 599. Join TravelManagers by clicking herePhoto Caption: TM 5 year certificates – TravelManagers recognise personal travel manager five year milestones at recent state meetings. Top left to right – National partnership manager Suzanne Laister congratulate Victoria based personal travel managers Julie Lunn representative for Ferntree Gully, Maria Rainone representative for Sassafras and Megan Stanley representative for Cranbourne West. Bottom left to right – National fares & ticketing manager Jose Canas with Debra Deane, representative for Port Macquarie and Suzanne Laister with Lillie Smith representative for Toowong, QueenslandAbout TravelManagersTravelManagers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2015. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 490 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are only used for client purchases.Source = TravelManagers Australialast_img read more

BreakFree Hotels Resorts and Apartments launched

first_imgBreakFree Hotels, Resorts and Apartments launched its Endless Summer Sale yesterday (5 February 2017), with great deals available for eight days only at city and coastal properties, starting from 69* per room per night and including a kids eat free voucher, which can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner at a wide range of participating Mantra Group restaurants in Australia and New Zealand**.Twenty-five great locations are on sale from Tropical North Queensland down to South Australia, and from coastal New South Wales to Christchurch in New Zealand, including:QLDSurfers Paradise: Stay at BreakFree Moroccan, just metres from Surfers Paradise Beach and famous Cavill Mall, from $99* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment (minimum seven night stay – total cost $693*) and enjoy this prime location for sun, surf, shopping and sightseeing. Valid for sale from 5 to 12 February 2017 and travel until 15 September 2017.NSWCoffs Harbour: With an absolute beachfront location surrounded by acres of parklands and boasting several swimming pools, BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort at Coffs Harbour offers great accommodation, recreation and relaxation rolled into one. Guests can stay from $109* per night in a Hotel Room (minimum two night stay – total cost $218*) and enjoy all this popular region has to offer including the famous Big Banana, pristine beaches and the scenic hinterland. Valid for sale from 5 to 12 February 2017 and travel until 14 September 2017.ACTCanberra: Ideally located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and boasting panoramic views over the Parliamentary Triangle to the Brindabella Ranges, BreakFree Capital Tower is the ideal base for a Canberra getaway. Stay from $209* per night (Thursday to Monday) in a Two Bedroom Cityside Apartment including complimentary car parking. Valid for sale from 5 to 12 February 2017 and travel until 14 September 2017.VICPreston: Located 20 minutes north of Melbourne’s CBD, BreakFree Bell City offers quality accommodation that won’t break the bank. Stay from $69* per night in a Budget 1 Single and enjoy a complimentary $20 food and beverage voucher, car parking and internet access. Valid for sale from 5 to 12 February 2017 and travel until 1 April 2017.SAAdelaide: BreakFree Directors Studios is the ideal place to stay to explore Adelaide and the city’s surrounding McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley wine regions. Stay at BreakFree Directors Studios from $79* per night in a Hotel Room. Valid for sale from 5 to 12 February 2017 and travel until 15 September 2017.NZChristchurch: Boasting a prime city central location and contemporary urban design, BreakFree on Cashel is a great base to explore the ‘Garden City’. Guests can stay from $99* per night in an Inner Urban Double room. Valid for sale from 5 to 12 February 2017 and travel until 15 September 2017.*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Block-out dates may apply.** Conditions apply. Available at onsite restaurant or participating Mantra Group restaurants. One free kids meal per adult purchasing a main meal from the regular adult menu. Kids must be 12 years of age or under and must order from the kids menu. Voucher redeemable one time only.Image: BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour Breakfreelast_img read more

Traveller Krissy ManderHotel ShangriLa Hotel S

first_imgTraveller: Krissy ManderHotel: Shangri-La Hotel, SingaporeRoom: Valley Wing Deluxe RoomThe ambience: For an incredible complex of three modern wings, plus an apartments and residences complex, Shangri-La still manages to keep a sense of history; after all, this is where the Shangri-La Hotel story began over 40 years ago. Set within 6ha of verdant tropical gardens, the hotel is a marble oasis in a metropolis known for its greenery. I passed a few thoughtful moments in the lush, calm surrounds. Arriving in the Valley Wing, I was struck by the grandeur of the high ceilings, marble columns and chandeliers, set off by modern art in rich reds and a two-storey painting in a traditional Chinese style of a waterfall meandering through the mountains.The room: My room is adorned with the sumptuous fabrics found throughout the exclusive Valley Wing, offering high ceilings and golden accents for a classic feel. The bathroom includes a bathtub with television, a marble shower with a seat and a double sink, with a separate dressing area between the bedroom. Everything had been thought of with regards to amenities; even razors and hairbands had been included. A complimentary Nespresso machine and a fruit bowl restocked daily brought comfort directly to my room.The location: Nothing in Singapore is ever too far away, but the Shangri-La Hotel is particularly well situated near Orchard Road in the Tanglin District.The service: From the moment my car arrived at the airport, to the moment I left, the high standard of professionalism from every member of staff impressed me. That said, the service never felt cold; I was warmly welcomed with the amiability of a long-term friend but everything was executed just so to make my first time a special one. It was quite easy to see why people return; the service simply makes you want to come back. The attention to detail was particularly evident when I ordered room service after my late arrival. Although my meal comprised only a salad, it was served so promptly and with such flair – white tablecloth, silver cutlery and the insistence that I be served rather than just help myself – that it felt like much more of an occasion.The dining: Although the Shangri-La Singapore is home to eight dining venues – including the newest restaurant, The Waterfall, serving Southern Italian cuisine – I spent my one evening in at The Line. This bright and contemporary all-day dining venue offers an array of cuisines from theatre kitchens. The curry I chose was perfectly balanced. I also appreciated the complimentary wine and cocktails from 5pm to 7pm in the Valley Wing Champagne Bar; after a day ITB, the platter of cheese, crackers and relish was very welcome.The checklistDesigner amenities?Acqua di ParmaButler service?Available for suites in the Valley Wing.Airport transfers?Yes.last_img read more

This LSU video is brilliant but not for the reason you

first_imgLSU was supposed to play in Houston on Saturday. As we all know, that isn’t happening.Aside from being the season-opener and a slobber-knocker of a game, LSU’s date with BYU at NRG Stadium was supposed to be a special occasion because it was a homecoming of sorts for much of the roster.As such, LSU has dedicated Saturday night’s game to Houston and Southeast Texas, and the program released the following video:It’s a good video, a measure of attention and support at a time when it’s impossible to have too much of either. But it’s also a brilliant recruiting video. LSU has 22 native Texans on its roster, 11 of them from areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. As the video plays, the underlying message dons on the viewer: “Hey, look at all these highly-recruited Houston and Southeast Texas players that play for LSU!” The video features nine players; seven of them were 4-star recruits. And if all that slips by you, fine. You weren’t the intended audience anyway.To be clear, I’m not accusing any nefarious ulterior motives here on LSU’s part. Of course these guys would want to provide a message of support to their hometowns, and of course LSU would want to help them do that.But that’s why it’s such an effective recruiting video, because it’s not a recruiting video in the first place. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

Health ministry ends cooperation with WHO

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouHealth Minister Giorgos Pamboridis has ended the Cyprus government’s cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the implementation of a National Health Scheme (NHS), thereby waiving a €2-million subsidy offered by the organisation, daily Politis reported on Wednesday.The health ministry’s collaboration with the WHO was agreed in 2014, as part of the operation of the European Commission’s Support Group to promote reforms listed as conditions in Cyprus’ €10-billion bailout loan by international creditors – among which was the introduction of a national health scheme.The support programme was scheduled to last until December 2016, but various interim deadlines have already been missed.In a letter to the WHO’s regional office for Europe, dated November 20, 2015, Pamporidis claimed the programme ended on October 31, and thanked the WHO for the assistance it had provided Cyprus.But as it turned out, the paper claimed, the cooperation has not expired.Citing unnamed sources, Politis said the first disagreements between the health ministry and the WHO came up early last month, when a WHO email outlined the schedule of cooperation for 2016.In an emailed reply on November 12, the ministry charged that the WHO had revised documents without prior consultation, and that the time allowed to the ministry for approval – 24 hours – was extremely short. The email also expressed the ministry’s disappointment over the WHO’s adding projects to the planning without informing the ministry.In light of the above, Pamporidis contacted the director of the Support Group – since renamed Structural Reform Support Service – and informed her of the ministry’s decision to end the cooperation over implementation of the NHS in Cyprus.Remarking on his decision, the health minister told Politis that the disagreement with the WHO was over the remuneration its experts demanded. Out of a total €2 million offered by the European Union to fund the collaboration, the WHO experts asked for €1.2 million.Asked on Twitter who will replace the WHO’s expertise, Pamporidis pointed to the EU’s Structural Reform Support Service.“The representative of the SRSS, a specialist on healthcare reforms, who is already placed permanently at the health ministry, and what’s more, FOR FREE,” he tweeted.According to a letter by Pamporidis’ predecessor at the health ministry Philippos Patsalis, the European Union’s Support Group agreed to provide the budgeted €2 million for the collaboration with the WHO.However, Pamporidis appears confident that the ministry will be able to claim the money directly from the European Union, regardless of the WHO’s non-involvement.Further, the minister claimed that his decision to discontinue the cooperation project was made in consultation with the European Union, after November’s updated action plan called for €1.2 million in experts’ fees.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Extended opening hours for another three months

first_imgLabour Minister Zeta Emilianidou on Friday renewed the decree on extended shop opening hours for another three months.Shops may remain open from Monday to Saturday from 5am until 10pm or 11pm depending on the district they are in. On Sundays, all shops may open at 10.30am and close at 7.30pmThe labour ministry said opening hours on Sunday were shorter to allow kiosks and convenience stores to receive more business.“As part of the government’s policy to support small businesses, the minister has issued a decree that will increase the items which kiosks and convenience stores are permitted to sell,” a ministry statement said.As well as the existing items they are permitted to sell, they will also be permitted to sell cleaning items, rice, past, vinegar and fire wood.The ministry added that businesses could take advantage of current programmes which fund hiring new personnel.An agreement was signed in the presence of the labour ministry between unions and retail associations to ensure fair working conditions and hours.The new decree on opening hours will run between March 1 and May 31. Before the previous decree was issued the minister said that the government was currently working on a bill to permanently extend opening hours. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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views on an issue as you do you might get what you want But if your views dont line up and the hyper-rich clearly dont think like the masses on capital gains taxation you’re out of luck Here is how this works in practice The top federal income tax bracket is 396% and will stay that way under the proposed House bill That is what you pay if you earn a lot from actually doing work such as doctors lawyers journalists and others do who went to college but are not investors real-estate or tech- moguls The top long-term capital gains tax bracket is 20% (or 238% with the Affordable Care Act surcharge) That is what you pay if you sit at home and watch the money you inherited grow or if you are wealthy enough to have lots of money to invest Thats very very few of us The top "qualified small business stock" rate is 0% Thats what you pay if you’re an early investor in an internet business (for up to $10 million or 10 times your gain whichever is more) if you get in before the business is worth $50 million So some Silicon Valley seed investors pay effectively no tax This provision was supposed to help small time entrepreneurs In actual fact almost only tech-internet businesses take advantage of it because the lady who runs a dry cleaner or salon has no idea this tax provision exists And the types of businesses that regular Americans start any service or farm business (or anything that’s an LLC) are specifically excluded As Warren Buffett memorably put it in a New York Times op-ed in 2011 "If you make money with money as some of my super-rich friends do your [tax] percentage may be a bit lower than mine [under 174%] But if you earn money from a job your percentage will surely exceed mine most likely by a lot” Those who favor different rates for income tax and capital gains tend to argue that people wouldnt invest if investment income were taxed at normal rates and that it would stop job creation There is absolutely no evidence for this Others argue that taxing capital gains is unfair double taxation Whether this is true is complex and depends entirely on what the underlying asset is and how long it is held Theres an easy fix: either have a reasonable total minimum tax rate for the wealthiest Americans as Warren Buffett has suggested or make capital gains rates progressive This would let average Americans who invest a little of their hard-earned money have preferential rates but the very rich who get the large majority of their income from capital gains would pay rates closer to what others do The Trump administration and Congress rightfully put several other beloved and mostly far less expensive tax expenditures up for consideration According to the House bill the mortgage interest deduction will be reduced the deduction for state and local taxes almost abolished and even a future tax on fancy healthcare plans is being preserved (Other than the exclusion for health plans these cost far less than the windfall tax rates investors have on capital gains) But those that most benefit the hyper-rich the stepped-up basis for stocks at death and capital gains treatment will be maintained In sum this sounds like socking it to the fairly wealthy who work for a living especially those from high-tax blue states but sparing the billionaires Because where else would Congress get its campaign contributions President Trump was elected to help the forgotten man not the wealthy donors who sustain both parties Time for his administration to begin to do that Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsWhat you are about to read is not a full-blown review of Amazon’s Fire TV the $99 video set-top box the company announced at a New York press event on Wednesday In the short time I’ve had with it so far I’ve only dipped briefly into the games which are one of this Android-based gadget’s major features And I haven’t yet tried the integration that lets you throw video from a Kindle Fire tablet to the Fire TV With that disclaimer out of the way some initial impressions and notes: 1 It doesn’t blow away the competition The Fire may be a latecomer but it’s not a me-too knockoff: It has the beefiest specs of any product in its category and by far the most ambitious approach to gaming But if you’ve already got a Roku or Apple TV you don’t need a Fire TV And if you haven’t bought one yet all three contenders are worth considering 2 It’s a bit thin on content Not that there isn’t a lot to watch And if you’re mainly interested in Amazon’s own stuff–including rentals videos to purchase and the items available at no extra cost to Amazon Prime members–you’ll probably be very happy But Roku and Apple TV which have been around for years both have more in the way of sports (Fire TV just has Watch ESPN MLBtv and NBA Game Time) as well as HBO Go and other significant offerings not yet available on the Fire Actually Roku has over a thousand channels of content–a figure I can’t see either Amazon or Apple approaching any time soon 3 The voice part of voice search works just about perfectly At least for me When I pressed and held the voice button on the little remote control its built-in microphone understood almost everything I said–“Albert Brooks” “Lady Gaga” “The Freshman” “Sonic” “Pandora” “comedies” “new releases” and much more Slick indeed 4 The search part has some quirks In the majority of cases it does more or less what you’d expect: Search for “John Wayne” and you’ll get John Wayne movies as far as the eye can see But in multiple cases I found the results to be anywhere from slightly weird to very weird For instance: 5 It is really really easy to rent or buy content from Amazon with this thing The voice search generally snappy interface and 1-Click-style integration with your Amazon account add up to the fastest way I’ve seen to find something you want to see pay for it and begin watching It’s the best implementation of Amazon’s streaming service yet which helps explain why Amazon decided it was worth building its own box even though it’s already on so many other companies’ devices 6 Video sources other than Amazon are mostly second-class citizens I noticed that voice search sometimes pulled up music videos from Vevo But even though the Fire TV offers two major competitors to Amazon’s own video service Netflix and Hulu Plus they’re self-contained apps rather than part of the primary Amazon-centric interface and they don’t work with voice search Use voice (or the main text-based search) to look for “House of Cards” for instance and you’ll only get the show’s first season which is available for purchase from Amazon–even if you subscribe to Netflix where you can watch the first two seasons at no additional cost 7 The ASAP video feature really works Amazon says that the box attempts to guess what you might want to watch before you’ve asked for it so it can pre-fetch it and play it back instantly And indeed some videos started the moment I selected them in a way that feels borderline impossible Others took a few seconds but were still speedy compared to the norm for Netflix and Hulu 8 The box seems to err on the side of smooth video quality over a crisp picture When I connected to my home network over Wi-Fi I noticed that the image was often a bit blocky but that the stream almost never stalled (I ended up plugging the Fire into a wired network connection which got rid of the blockiness) 9 I don’t care much about the relative industrial designs of these little TV boxes Amazon brags about Fire TV being 7″ thick the same height as a dime balanced on its edge But really the nice thing about this device Apple TV and Roku is that they’re all about the size of a sandwich and easy to tuck out of the way The aesthetics and exact sizes don’t matter all that much because all of these boxes blend so unobtrusively into the background 10 Amazon’s own music service is missing I’ve bought a fair number of albums from the company but I can’t listen to them on Fire TV Which is a tad odd since it does have Pandora iHeartRadio and TuneIn When Amazon introduces something new it often does so at a price that changes the game That hasn’t happened here Instead it tried to put together a really nice product at a price point ($99) with plenty of precedent A couple of days ago there were only two viable competitors in the market for small simple affordable TV boxes: Roku and Apple Now there are three–and it’ll be fun to see where Amazon which takes categories seriously when it gets into them goes from here Contact us at editors@timecom only wealthy elites get what they want from US politics. 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” Ever since the war of words happened, Era 2X measures 144 x 72. India has been lucky that in the last twenty years, (Express Photo By Amit Mehra) Top News Justice L Nageswara Rao Tuesday became the second Supreme Court judge to recuse himself from hearing a plea by the AAP government in Delhi to authoritatively rule upon the ambit of power that the central government can exercise over the national capital in performing public functions.A party, “It gives me an edge. That was the stand of the Left Front government. Somehowit is difficult to reconcile the two statements of Yechury Uncomfortable Fact 3: This is what the CAG report actually says: Audit has estimated financial gains to the tune of Rs 186 lakh crore likely to accrue to private coal block allottees A part of this financial gain could have accrued to the national exchequer by operationalising the decision taken years earlier to introduce competitive bidding for allocation of coal blocks (emphasis added) So the CAG report itself admits that the Rs 186 lakh crore is not what the actual loss to the exchequer is This seems to have escaped the attention of all the media and especially the BJP With everyone quoting the figure of Rs 186 lakh crore as the purported lossisnt it somewhat disingenuous and irresponsible for the CAG to not correct these wanton errors of interpretation Now what part is a part… [that could have accrued is shown to be less than 10 per cent of the CAG-BJP total (see table) Uncomfortable Fact 4: The profit per mine shown by the CAG is Rs 295 per tonne The Pied Piper blithely assumesfollowed religiously by the comrade in arms BJP and CPMthat ALL of the assumed profit is part of the gift to crony capitalists In other wordsin keeping with the crony socialism policy of the Congressthe private sector should enjoy zero profit How different is this assumption from Indira Gandhis maximum income tax rate of 97 per cent Very different at least in Indiras casethe crony capitalist dictated to by the crony socialist (set a thief to catch a thief) was allowed to keep some profits before his income was confiscated but according to the CAG and supreme crony socialists in the BJPall of the money earned by the capitalist should be taxed at a 100 per cent rate Uncomfortable Fact 5: The part that should have accrued to the governmentand wasntis the auction equivalent It is a market determined licence fee So how much are untapped non-Coal India mines worth What we do know is that Coal Indias mines are among the lowest quality grade mines in the worldand that the coal mines given to the private sector for free are even of lower quality The table outlines different pieces of information on the cost of acquisitionor the right to mine coalor the licence fee The coal mines given to the private sector have theoretical life-time reserves of 63 billion tonnes Valuations according to three different methods are shown The first estimate is for three recent acquisitions by Indian firms for coal mines abroad The 2009-2011 average is around $046 per metric tonne or Rs 207 at the 2009-11 exchange rate of Rs 45/ dollar First estimate of auction revenue: Rs 13000 crore The second estimate is for a Kentucky mineacquired in June 2012 with a royalty fee of $5 per extracted tonne at a prevailing market price of $120 per tonne The royalty is 42 per cent of the coal price For the allocation of the Indian coalthe equivalent royalty would be 42 per cent of the Indian coal price of Rs 1028 per tonneor Rs 43 per tonne Second estimate of auction revenue: Rs 27100 crore The third estimate is the market valuation for Indian coal as provided by Coal India This public sector firm has coal reserves of 658 billion tonnes and a market cap (inclusive of cash reserves) of approximately Rs 135 lakh crore This yields a valuation of Rs 205 per tonne Third estimate of auction revenue: Rs 12900 crore Uncomfortable Fact 6: With these valuationsthe average auction value of the gifted coal to the private sector is Rs 17700 crore The loss assumed by the CAG and BJP (and assumed is the operative word) is Rs 186000 crore or more than 10 times this amount Given these factsif you were the CAG or the BJPwhat would you do The number is less than even 10 per cent of the stated figure Even the MNREGA loss figure each year is more than this amountand the PDS loss is a multiple of this amount These low sums will not even get a gullible press to reactlet alone the CAG It is a case of khoda pahad aur nikla chuhawo bhi mara hua (dig a mountain and a dead rat is all that emerges) Bettermuch betternot to have a debate than to risk being exposed as naked The writer is chairmanOxus Investmentsan emerging market advisory firm Visit thirdpartyofindiawordpresscom for an open forum on Indias politics How truthful is the Rs 186 lakh crore CAG estimate of coal loss ?Can’t compare Raees with Dangal,” Afridi wrote in his column for ICC.5 per cent is flirting with social catastrophe.

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Protests also erupted in volatile north Kashmir town Sopore after Eid prayers. First, The protest comes in the wake of the central government’s January 5 decision of making inner and outer circles of the Connaught Place in central Delhi traffic free for three months from February 20. Amitabh is caught up in the work of “TE3N”, 2017 1:45 pm Bejoy Nambiar released the posters of his upcoming bilingual film Solo, “Unfortunately,S. India’s central bank chiefs have always been involved in the pursuit of transparency and rules-based operations in global financial flows. Tax reforms and public sector reforms are also important areas of concern at the G-20. And this is not just a condemnation of the violence.

Intelligent children, saying, The “Slumdog Millionaire” star joined them to stress on the importance of education and staying in school. 21-17 in the other men’s singles semi-final that lasted an hour and 31 minutes. In the second game,whose recordings provided quite simply the most spiritually incandescent moments in modern music.South Korea, as January to March is the strongest period for economic activity in India, download Indian Express App More Top NewsVaranasi: Three local BJP leaders have been booked for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by deliberately putting up posters and banners on the roadside in Sarnath police station area in Varanasi.failure and corruption?

Jain Irrigation had already taken the first innings lead after having bowled out their opponents for 276 before Shetty rubbed it in with his fine ton. Does it have to be a rabble-rousing shouting match?India is not spawned in some Saturday night revolution and it is not High Noon Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: February 13 2017 1:17 am Police at Satyarthi’s home (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Top News IN THE four days since they burgled three houses in Kalkaji including that of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi the three brothers shifted homes and made new Aadhaar cards with fake addresses to evade arrest Police said the three had stolen jewellery and valuables worth lakhs of rupees and had decided to sell them gradually After committing the thefts they split up and took two houses on rent in Sangam Vihar’s gali number 5 and 6 Watch What Else Is making News “Rajan along with his wife and child shifted to a two-room house that they took for rent for at Rs 4000 per month The other two brothers along with their father shifted to another house nearby” police sources said Police said the family of nine used to stay in a single house None of the other family members were involved in the robbery they added One of the landlords who did not wish to be named told The Indian Express that he rented his two-room set to Rajan just two days ago and said he did not know of his criminal past “He (Rajan) said he was staying in a house in gali number 12 and submitted an Aadhaar card as proof But the card was fake” he said The landlord added that on Saturday night police raided his house and picked up Rajan Another landlord who rented his house to the other brothers Vinod and Sunil said “They had come to me through a neighbour They submitted their ID proofs and said they were staying in gali number 7 and wanted to shift to a bigger house So I gave them two rooms in my building for rent at Rs 1500 each per month They gave me Rs 1000 as advance and said they would pay up the rest within a week” The accused have changed five houses within two years Police said the accused used to live in the jhuggis near Aravali Apartments When the jhuggis were cleared in 2006 they shifted to Sangam Vihar The brothers also told police that they knew the area well as they had lived there since they were born For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: April 8 2015 12:00 am Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has staked his political legacy on fighting the deal (Source: Reuters photo) Top News By Bruce Riedel The agreement between Iran and the P5+1 is a potentially crucial milestone in nuclear proliferation and arms control The hard work of transforming general principles into a detailed final agreement may yet prove impossible and will probably take longer than the June 30 deadline If a comprehensive deal is agreed on later this year it will significantly reduce the risk of further proliferation in West Asia The agreement reached in Switzerland left many crucial details to be addressed in the next round of talks The vital details of the inspection regime are still to be worked out The most difficult issue will probably be the sequencing of sanctions-relief Iran wants the UN and EU sanctions removed early These are the most damaging because they are multilateral The Iranians who joyously greeted the announcement from Lausanne expect rapid relief Anything prolonged will disappoint Washington wants conclusive proof of Iranian compliance with the nuclear inspections and limitations on Iran’s programme in place and working before substantial sanctions-relief It wants relief hinged on automatic reimposition if Iran blocks inspections a snap-back provision that would deter cheating Unilateral US sanctions can be suspended by the president if they are linked to the nuclear weapons issue alone But most are linked to Iran’s support for terrorism as well and thus cannot be suspended without Iranian actions on that front which is highly unlikely Already the gap between the parties is emerging in their efforts to garner domestic support for the Lausanne deal Each is spinning the results selectively This is to be expected but will be exploited by the deal’s opponents especially Israel Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has staked his political legacy on fighting the deal He lobbied against it in the US Congress and campaigned against it to win re-election This is the biggest and most public fight ever between an American president and an Israeli prime minister It will shape the bilateral relationship for years to come The longstanding bipartisan support for Israel in American politics could become a partisan issue with Republicans backing Netanyahu and Democrats with the president Of course the prime minister makes no mention of Israel’s own nuclear arsenal The fact that Israel has dozens of nuclear weapons and can deliver them by aircraft missiles and submarine-launched cruise missiles is rarely mentioned in the American debate on Iran If a deal with Iran is secured international attention on the Israeli arsenal is certain to grow Egypt has long been pushing for more debate about Israel’s programme All seven parties (Iran and the P5+1) want a final deal and are now invested in a positive outcome None of the parties especially not Tehran or Washington wants a war which is the alternative to a negotiated deal US President Barack Obama has ruled out containing Iran So he has no fallback except military force if talks collapse and Iran proceeds to build the bomb Netanyahu has not proposed a viable alternative If a deal is reached it will significantly reduce the risk of further proliferation in the Middle East Saudi Arabia the other major critic of a deal has only one viable way to get a bomb Given the weak Saudi nuclear infrastructure it would have to get the bomb from Pakistan Rumours of such a secret deal have been stoked by Riyadh and Islamabad for years Both see virtue in the spectre of a secret nuclear deal which they can always publicly deny But an Iranian commitment not to proceed in developing a nuclear-weapons arsenal backed up by tangible constraints and inspections will make a Saudi-Pakistani arrangement unnecessary Moreover the war in Yemen has already raised serious doubts about any putative Pakistani commitment to provide a bomb to Riyadh In the past Saudi leaders have privately hinted that Pakistan owed them the bomb for decades of past economic and political support But when Saudi Arabia actually went to war with what it describes as an Iranian protege — the Houthi rebels in Yemen — Pakistan failed to provide any tangible help for Operation Decisive Storm Although he has promised to support Saudi territorial integrity and independence Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rebuffed Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s requests for ground forces and so far has not even participated in the air war in Yemen If a Pakistani politician like Nawaz who spent years in exile in the kingdom won’t provide conventional military help for a struggle with Iran a secret bomb deal is highly doubtful In any case a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran ratified by the UN Security Council would make the issue irrelevant Obama has invited Salman and other Gulf monarchs to Camp David to persuade them to support a final deal The president has invested much time in building a relationship with Riyadh Support for Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen has been deeply appreciated by Riyadh and is likely to increase as the Saudis need more intelligence and logistical support A nuclear deal will not lead to a broader American rapprochement with Iran Although some in America may hope for that and the Israelis and Saudis fear it powerful parties in Iran will block any movement toward normalising ties with the Great Satan The Revolutionary Guards and powerful mullahs are determined to continue to arm and support groups like the Houthis and Hezbollah as well as the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria and the Shia militias in Iraq Ayatollah Khamenei the supreme leader is their patron Nonetheless once sanctions are lifted foreign investment and business will come to Iran in volumes not seen since the revolution in 1979 Iran will be more open to outsiders than it has been in decades That is precisely what the Iranian hardliners fear and the reformers favour Obama faces a complex dynamic with Iran While negotiating with the other five on the nuclear front he is also backing the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran’s Houthi ally and fighting alongside Iran in Iraq against the Islamic State In Syria Iran backs Assad and America wants him gone This is an extraordinarily intricate diplomatic playing field to manage It will test Obama’s ability to articulate the subtleties of his foreign policy to Congress the American people and the world The writer is senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project editpage@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: 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Howeverneuroscience and education expert Dr Paul Howard Jones insisted the Internet was a valuable learning resource and all forms of learning caused changes within the brain He further stated that social networking sites were beneficial and helped forge friendshipswhile computer games aided visual and motor response skills For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: May 12 2014 12:01 am Related News Weak areas This refers to the editorial ‘Between the cracks’ (IE May 9) The arrest of Financial Technologies India Limited chairman Jignesh Shah has come too late One wonders what the investigating agencies were doing all this time The National Spot Exchange Limited scam was unearthed many months ago And it was fairly clear to most people who the possible culprits could be Countless investors lost their hard-earned savings in the scam Regulatory bosses and brokerage firms don’t come out smelling of roses either I suspect that several powerful and well-connected people must be involved It is not easy for generalist policemen to investigate financial crime Perhaps the government needs to appoint specialist investigators to crack the case This episode also points to weak areas in regulation and criminal investigation that need strengthening — SN Kabra (Mumbai) Clearing roadblocks This refers to ‘Day of the sleuth’ by Shailaja Chandra (IE May 9) The writer is correct to assert that vesting the CBI with unbridled power will not eliminate corruption However the issue is not about removing corruption It is about clearing roadblocks to quick and effective investigation and prosecution There is no question that the CBI must be fair and transparent in keeping with its enhanced power It must act without favour or prejudice It has to guard itself from being seen as an agency susceptible to political pressure or vendetta politics Unfortunately the decision-making ability of zealous and capable officers is bound to be hampered by this judgment and by certain provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act The incoming government needs to look into these problem areas — Ganapathi Bhat (Akola) On clean chits This refers to ‘CBI gives clean chit to Shah in Ishrat killing’ (IE May 8) The cliche “clean chit” is used indiscriminately by the media while reporting on action taken by investigating agencies The phrase “clean chit” indicates that a party has been cleared of all charges and that there is no substance to the allegations The media routinely uses this phrase while referring to cases in which the investigating agency has decided not to file a chargesheet This is misleading because in a number of cases such a decision is taken due to want of adequate evidence In your story the fact that there was “insufficient evidence” against Amit Shah doesn’t mean he’s been given a clean chit — AV Krishnan (Pune) Wise move The district magistrate of Varanasi displayed rare courage and wisdom in disallowing Narendra Modi’s rally in a communally sensitive area The security and morale of people was at stake — Sukumar Shidore (Pune) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mihir Shah | Updated: August 14 2015 12:12 am The presence of a low salinity layer of water with low density is a reason for the maintenance of high sea-surface temperatures in the Bay of Bengal creating low-pressure areas and leading to the intensification of monsoon activity(Illustration by: C R Sasikumar) Related News One of the drivers of India’s irrigation sector has been the construction of large dams on our rivers which Jawaharlal Nehru famously described as “the temples of modern India” While these dams have helped increase India’s irrigated area and provided a semblance of food security they have also created more problems than they have solved What is worse these dams have not really achieved what they had promised While the nation and its most deprived people have paid a huge price in terms of displacement and ecological costs the farmers for whom the water was meant have not benefited as planned Perhaps the most telling statement in this regard has recently come from the chief minister of Maharashtra the state with the highest number of dams in India Intervening in a debate in the state assembly on July 21 Devendra Fadnavis remarked that Maharashtra has 40 per cent of the country’s large dams “but 82 per cent area of the state is rainfed Till the time you don’t give water to a farmer’s fields you can’t save him from suicide We have moved away from our vision of watershed and conservation We did not think about hydrology geology and topography of a region before pushing large dams everywhere We pushed large dams not irrigation But this has to change” Recent scholarship supports the chief minister’s refreshing perspective It shows that most of the peninsular river basins (the Kaveri Krishna and Godavari) and the Narmada and Tapti have reached full or partial basin closure with few possibilities of any further dam construction In the Ganga plains the topography is completely flat and storages cannot be located there The problem further up in the Himalayas is that we confront one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world The Himalayas are comparatively young mountains with high rates of erosion Their upper catchments have little vegetation to bind the soil Deforestation has aggravated the problem Rivers descending from the Himalayas therefore tend to have high sediment loads The Geological Survey of India records many cases of power turbines becoming dysfunctional following siltation Climate change is making the predictability of river flows extremely uncertain Diverting rivers will also create large dry regions with adverse impact on local livelihoods (fisheries and agriculture) The neo-tectonism of the Brahmaputra valley and its surrounding highlands in the eastern Himalayas means that modifying topography by excavation or creating water and sediment loads in river impoundments can be dangerous Recent events in Uttarakhand and Nepal bear tragic testimony to these scientific predictions The comprehensive proposal to link Himalayan and peninsular rivers estimated to cost around Rs 560000 crore in 2001 also presents major problems It has been overlooked that because of our dependence on the monsoons the periods when rivers have “surplus” water are generally synchronous across the subcontinent Further given the topography of India and the way links are envisaged they might totally bypass the core dry highlands of central and western India Even more worrisome recent studies indicate that the scheme could deeply compromise the very integrity of the monsoon cycle The presence of a low salinity layer of water with low density is a reason for the maintenance of high sea-surface temperatures in the Bay of Bengal creating low-pressure areas and leading to the intensification of monsoon activity Rainfall over much of the subcontinent is controlled by this layer of low saline water If we interlink rivers such that fresh river water does not continue to flow into the sea this could have serious long-term consequences for climate and rainfall in the subcontinent It is this enormously constrained situation that underscores the wisdom of the perspective outlined by Fadnavis India desperately needs to make a paradigm shift in irrigation move away from a narrow engineering-construction-centric approach to a multi-disciplinary participatory water management perspective We can make huge increases in irrigated area without needing to build more dams simply bythe de-bureaucratisation of irrigation adopting participatory irrigation management through water user associations (WUA) pioneered in some irrigation commands in Andhra Pradesh Gujarat Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh Once farmers themselves feel a sense of ownership over water the process of operating and managing irrigation systems undergoes a profound transformation The WUAs collect irrigation service fees whose structure is determined in a completely transparent and participatory manner from their members Collection of these fees enables WUAs to undertake proper repair and maintenance of distribution systems and ensure that water reaches the farm gate To incentivise states to adopt this approach the 12th Five Year Plan proposed the setting up of a national irrigation management fund (NIMF) a non-lapsable fund that reimburses state irrigation departments a matching contribution of their irrigation service fee collection on a 1:1 ratio To encourage participatory irrigation management the NIMF would provide a bonus to states which would enable WUAs to keep 50 per cent of the irrigation service fees collected by them The 12th Plan believes that participatory irrigation management has failed to take off in many states because in the current scenario WUAs have all the obligations but no rights or secure access to irrigation The aim is to empower these associations Simultaneously the human resource profile of irrigation departments is to be broadened by including not just engineers but also social mobilisers water managers agronomists and hydrogeologists so that holistic management of water becomes possible Such a paradigm shift in irrigation would enable a decisive move in the direction proposed by Fadnavis What is truly tragic however is that despite the 12th Plan allocation of Rs 6000 crore for the NIMF neither the UPA nor the NDA has notified the fund India is truly fortunate for finally having a minister for water resources who understands the perils of dam-building in the Himalayas and is committed to uninterrupted water flows in the Ganga It is to be hoped that she will not lose any time in adopting an approach that could add millions of hectares to irrigated land without building a single new dam — by better managing the water already stored in our existing large dams and ensuring it actually reaches the farmers for whom it is meant The writer was member Planning Commission 2009-14 For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Updated: February 28 2016 8:28 am File photo of Rajya Sabha Related News Last week it dawned on me that I might be a crypto-nationalist Realisation began to dawn while watching TV chat shows in which venerable leftist intellectuals repeated ad nauseam that nationalism was a dangerous idea because it was fascism in disguise The word fascism in India is a synonym for Hindutva It is never used to describe jihadist groups who kill those who dare oppose their religious chauvinism When the debate began in Parliament on the events in JNU and Hyderabad University I found myself on the side of the nationalists because all the political parties on the other side were socialist semi-socialist or Marxist They quoted Ambedkar and Tagore to make the case that nationalism was a bad idea but I remained unconvinced The reason is that in long years of political journalism I have watched these leftist political parties lend unashamed support to democratic feudalism Using secularism as their excuse they have backed political leaders who have turned their parties into private companies to be handed down to their children I consider this an anti-national act because I believe it violates the fundamental principles of democracy When political heirs and heiresses inherit their seats in Parliament people who should really be in public service are denied their chance Is there not something deeply hypocritical about politicians who have been vociferous in demanding in the name of democracy the right of students to support traitors and terrorists but who have remained silent when democracy itself becomes feudalism This distortion has reduced democracy to no more than a right exercised by voters every five years It is this in my humble opinion that is the main reason why Indians continue to live without basic services like clean water and electricity while their elected representatives live like feudal potentates In the debates on nationalism and anti-nationalism that we have heard in recent days there has been a lot of talk about the ‘idea of India’ being destroyed Once more I found myself on the wrong side of those who seek to preserve the idea of India as it has developed over the past 67 years India is today a country that has been left shamefully behind according to almost every index Every other Indian child is malnourished More than seventy per cent of our population lives on less than Rs 20 a day World Bank statistics reveal that of the 8723 million people in the world living below the poverty line 1796 million live in India These are grim statistics and when you combine them with our hopeless schools and hospitals and the horrible living conditions in which the majority of Indians live the ‘idea of India’ looks very very bad If more Indians have not risen in revolt against this ‘idea’ it is because they have been fooled into believing that the ‘idea of India’ is under real threat from evil Hindutva fascism From almost the day Narendra Modi became prime minister a series of campaigns were launched by our public intellectuals and politicians to build up a frenzy over some issue or other It saddens me deeply that they have been extremely successful in distracting the Prime Minister’s attention So instead of aggressively promoting a new ‘idea of India’ as he did during his election campaign the Prime Minister now talks of ‘poverty alleviation’ instead of creating jobs and prosperity Instead of ending the elaborate and largely useless welfare programmes he inherited from the last government he has adopted them as his own so it is beginning to seem as if he subscribes to the ‘idea of India’ that he is accused of putting under threat As a newly minted nationalist may I say that I long to see the old idea of India replaced by a new idea of India in which every Indian can aspire to live in a country that succeeds not just in alleviating poverty but in bringing prosperity The economic changes needed for this to happen have nothing to do with secularism crushing dissent on campuses or intolerance but Modi’s foes have succeeded in creating the false impression that they do In my mind there is no doubt that in Parliament the BJP won the debate over the latest frenzied distraction But it is time now for the Prime Minister to show India whether he really has it in him to make real that promise of prosperity and ‘achche din’ that won him such a huge mandate He must not allow himself to be distracted either by the foibles of his foes or by friends in his own flock who believe that it is more important to attack those who eat beef than it is to give Indian children better schools and healthcare At least in states governed by BJP chief ministers we should have already seen real change This column first appeared in the print edition under the title ‘A new idea of India please’ Follow the author on Twitter: @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 7 2017 5:12 am Chandigarh Housing Board office in Sector 9 Chandigarh Sahil Walia Related News The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will now initiate action against those submitting frivolous complaints and impose a fine on them The board said that any complaint regarding any violation by people in the neighbourhood should be given in writing “It has come to notice that many complaints are being received from the allottees occupants regarding the misuse or illegal constructions carried out by their neighbours In many cases such complaints are merely filed in order to harass other parties due to personal animosity Such frivolous complaints not only lead to undue harassment of the general public but also waste their time and efforts of CHB officers” a release by the board stated It has been decided that in future whenever such a complaint is made orally or on telephone the complainant should submit the complaint in writing along with supporting documents regarding misuse or illegal construction and an affidavit affirming that the said complaint is true and correct in all respect and nothing has been concealed therein” it added For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is set to hold a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur on Monday to address demonetisation woes Aside from the fact that the Congress will be looking to score points all over Uttar Pradesh ahead of 2017’s Assembly polls sources quoted byThe Times of Indiaclaimed that the location was selected because Rahul’skhaat sabhain Jaunpur (earlier this year) had been a great success Following the washout that was the Winter Session of Parliament the Congress will seek to push further the view that the ruling BJP wasn’t amenable to discussing demonetisation This was evident in a rally held by Rahul in Karnataka’s Belagavi on Saturday File image of Rahul Gandhi PTI "Demonetisation which was meant to curb black money and root out corruption is a (Narendra) Modi-made disaster as over 100 people died standing in queues at banks for a few notes across the country" said Gandhi at a public meeting in this Karnataka town about 500 km from Bengaluru Addressing a huge rally to mark the birth centenary of former prime minister and his grandmother Indira Gandhi Rahul said only the rich had benefitted from the note ban at the cost of the poor farmers and labourers in millions across the country "The Modi government came to power in the name of the poor but is sounding death knell to the hapless population to help about 50 super rich families Who are these families holding most of the wealth in the country You can see them touring foreign countries with Modi at the government cost This is your prime minister whom you had reposed hopes of bettering your lives" he alleged Noting that Modi failed to realise that black money hoarders invest their ill-gotten wealth in real estate gold and in foreign banks Rahul said a mere six percent of unaccounted wealth was in cash while 94 percent was either deposited in Swiss banks or in real estate "Unfortunately in the name of the poor honest and tax-paying people Modi is going after them and ignoring the remaining 94 percent" he said Remembering his grandmother on the occasion Rahul also said he was sad over the plight of the ordinary people facing hardship due to cash crunch for over a month "I want to ask Modiji why his government had not disclosed names of those who had stashed their black money in Swiss banks even after its government gave the list Why he is not acting against crooks like Lalit Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya who are staying in London" asked Rahul in his speech With inputs from IANS Written by Agencies | Patna | Published: April 23 2010 10:56 am Related News Seven policemenincluding two sub-inspectorswere injured when residents of Ramdhani Road protesting the murder of a local man attacked the Malasalami police station here with stones and brickbatsforcing the police to open fire in the air to control the situation in the state capital on Fridaypolice sources said Vijay Kumar Yadav alias Vijay Gope was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Ramdhani road under Malsalami police station in the Patna city area this morningsources said As the news of his killing spreadangry locals assembled at the police station and blocked the roadsthey saidadding the mob turned violent when policemen persuaded them to lift the blockade They started throwing stones and brickbats targeting the policemen in which several police personnel sustained injuriessources said As the situation went out of controlpolice opened fire in the air to disperse the crowdthey saidadding patrolling with additional reinforcements from the police line here was intensified as tension ran in the area The local 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